Toxins are everywhere around us and inevitably we are being affected by them. Our main detox organ, the liver, performs its function in their removal, but due to the greater influence of the toxins this body organ becomes overwhelmed which impedes its function.
The liver takes many other valuable function in our body among which are regulation of blood sugar, secretion of bile, storage and redistribution of sugars, degradation of toxic substances, synthesis of proteins of the blood, and many other metabolic functions. If its function is hampered, then the body will experience great setback resulting in the occurrence of many health issues, and in worst case scenario it may lead to terminal consequences. Therefore, we need to take good care of this organ, and that can be achieved if we detox it from time to time and thus enhance is function.
The liver detox will contribute to optimal health, and as well as to a fresh and radiant face. For that purpose, we recommend the use of a beneficial drink for your liver. Dr. Taz Bhatia, an integrative medicine expert and author of many bestsellers, suggests the consumption of a lemon drink that contains cucumber and parsley that will allow better function of the liver and thus your body will regain its energy. Here it is how to prepare it:
Liver Cleanse Beverage
- 1 lemon
- 1 cucumber, organic
- Handful of parsley
- 1 cup of water
Start with peeling the lemon and removing the seed from the fruit. Next, wash the cucumber and slice it. Take your blender and in it add the lemon, cucumber, parsley and the 300ml of water. Blend till you get a smooth texture.
Use: Consume 1 to 2 glasses of this mixture a day for 15 days in a row.
Health benefits of the used ingredients:
This citrus fruit is an incredible detox agent that will stimulate the work of the liver and thus produce more bile that will support the removal of waste and help with better intestinal transit. Lemon is packed with vitamin C, an antioxidant that will restore the natural radiance of the skin. Additionally, it contains flavonoids which would prevent the negative effects of the free radicals, accountable for premature aging. Its consumption will also contribute to a decrease in the appearance of stains and wrinkles. The rich content of vitamin C will boost your health as by the intake of this drink you will satisfy one third of the recommended daily values.
This watery veggie is low in calories, but packed with water that makes it a powerful diuretic agent increasing the urinary volume and thus helping with the removal of toxins. Cucumber is very beneficial for diabetics and as well as for the elimination of bad fats and toxins. Due to its cucurbitacin content that provides the bitter taste, it improves the transit and promotes liver function. Our liver is the major body organ responsible for toxins and waste removal from the body. Its consumption can also help with lowering the water retention and bloating.
This plant comes from the family Umbelliferae, and it is high in vitamins A, C and K, flavonoids like apigenin that reveals protective and antioxidant effects. Thanks to the content of these nutrients it lowers the bad effect of the inflammation, free radicals, and oxidative stress on the body. These are the main culprits for the onset of many health issues like cancer, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and ophthalmological diseases.
Additionally, in-vivo experiments have shown a substantial hepatoprotective effect of parsley in case of diabetes. Namely, parsley can lower the glycemic index and the level of transaminases and alkaline phosphatase in people with type 2 diabetes.
Prior starting a new eating regime or natural remedy, you need first to consult your doctor.
People with stomach ulcers and stomach or bile disorders should not use lemon.
People that are on anticoagulant therapy should not use parsley. High intake of this plant is not advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women and in case of kidney infection strictly prohibited.