We are living in an era when the pollution is inevitable no matter how hard we try to avoid it. Our body is being affected by numerous toxins that our main detox organ, the liver, cannot handle all of them. Therefore, we feel tired, moody, not having enough sleep, with less energy and so on. Our liver needs to function optimally so that all these toxins are removed from our body. However, it needs to be cleansed from time to time and that can be achieved if we introduce certain natural ingredients in our diet.
The liver needs its occasional cleanse since it is accountable for over 300 vital functions for our body’s metabolism. It is in charge of the removal of toxins and their degradation, bile secretion, storage and redistribution of sugars, regulation of blood sugar, and synthesis of proteins of the blood. Hence, if this organ experiences disturbances in its functions the appearance of various health issues are inevitable.
In this article we recommend you the use of a natural drink suggested by Dr. Taz Bhatia, an integrative medicine expert and author of many bestsellers, which will boost the function of the liver and thus restore body’s energy levels and provide us with fresh and radiant facial complexion.
This drink is based on the use of lemon, cucumber and parsley that reveal amazing health properties.
Health Benefits of Lemon
This detox citrus fruit is a great stimulant for the liver. It helps in the secretion of more bile, supports removal of waste and facilitates intestinal transit. Thanks to its use you will return your natural skin glow as it is packed with antioxidants that lower the occurrence of stains and wrinkles. There is also the presence of flavonoids that will neutralize the damaging effects of the free radicals and in that way protect the cells from premature aging. Not to forget, the high content of vitamin C that in the recipe bellow covers a third of the recommended daily value of this vitamin.
Health Benefits of Cucumber
This watery veggie is really low in calories and offers great body hydration, but as well as many benefits in cases of diabetes, bad fats and toxins. Due to its cucurbitacin content accountable for its sometimes bitter taste, the food transit is boosted and as well as promotes good activity of the liver. As you are already familiar with the fact, the liver is one of the most important organs for the removal of toxins and other waste from the body. The cucumber supports its action as it acts as an effective natural diuretic that elevates the urinary volume and facilitates the removal of toxins. Additionally, it is a great ingredient for decreasing bloating and water retention.
Health Benefits of Parsley
Parsley is an incredible plant well-recognized for its incredible aroma; however what really amazes is its incredible content of vitamins A, C and K, and a wide range of flavonoids like apigenin that reveals protective and antioxidant effects. It can fight off harmful free radicals, oxidative stress and inflammation, conditions that are triggers of many health disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases, cancers, cardiovascular or ophthalmological concerns. According to an in vivo study, this plant shows a substantial hepatoprotective effect in diabetes. It is capable enough to lower the glycemic index and the levels of transaminases and alkaline phosphatase in people with type 2 diabetes.
Here it is how to prepare this liver beneficial drink.
A Revitalizing Body and Liver Remedy
- 1 lemon, organic
- 1 cucumber, organic
- A handful of parsley
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- 1 cup of water
Start with peeling off the lemon and then remove its seeds. Next, nicely wash the cucumber and cut it into slices. Take your blender and in it put the chopped ingredients, parsley and 1 cup of water. Blend till you obtain smooth texture. The resulting mixture, drink it for 15 days in a row by taking 1 to 2 glasses a day.
People with citrus allergies, stomach ulcers or bile disorders should not use lemon.
People that are on anticoagulant therapy should not consume parsley. High intake of parsley is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women and in case of kidney infection is strictly forbidden.
Prior initiating any natural remedy, it is advisable first to consult your doctor.