The liver is the main detox body organ that takes part in the production of digestive enzymes, control of metabolism, and storage of nutrients and vitamins. In terms of detoxification it efficiently removes the toxins that enter our body from the metabolism or the external environment.
The body is a complex system that has a great natural ability to clean itself, yet sometimes can be overwhelmed with the influence of toxins and because of that we should offer it a cleanse from time to time. Cleansed liver will function optimally thus preventing the occurrence of numerous diseases.
In this article, we shall present you a recipe with incredible cleansing properties that has been recommended by Dr. Myke Hyman in his book, The Ultra Simple Diet, for proper body cleanse and weight loss.
Grapefruit/Lime Liver Detox Drink
Thanks to the detox of the liver and as well as of the body the weight loss can be initiated quickly and that will help you in successful weight loss. The 3-day consumption of this beverage, 3 times a day before meals, will help you to lose up to 3 pounds. In addition to this, its intake will provide your body with the needed nutrients and vitamins.
- Half a cup of lime juice
- 2 cups of grapefruit juice, organic
- 2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
- 2 inch of grated fresh ginger root
- 2 tablespoons of linseed oil
- 1 cup of pure or filtered water
Preparation and use:
Put all the listed ingredients in a blender and mix till you obtain a smooth texture. Drink this beverage for 3 days in a row prior every meal.
In order for the intake of this drink to be successful, you should follow a healthy and balanced diet along with a regular physical activity. For optimal effects, you should not consume eggs, meat, or animal milk. The consumed dinner must not be taken after 7:30 pm and when you consume the last meal a half an hour walk is highly recommended and if possible to go down and up the stairs for 12 minutes.
The Benefits of the Used Ingredients
This citrus fruit reveals great antioxidant effects that will help in the liver detox in the most natural way. According to an in vivo study grapefruit can support the hepatic detoxification. In terms of weight loss, a conducted study by the Department of Nutrition and Metabolic Research at Scripps Clinic in California, involving 91 obese patients, showed that the consumption of ½ fresh grapefruit prior meals will stimulate weight loss.
The benefits of the consumption of lime or for that matter lemon are numerous. According to a performed animal study on rodents the content of citric acid will show protective effects against liver inflammation. On the other hand, the content of polyphenols will protect from weight gain and at the same time hydrate the body.
Ginger has the ability to protect the liver from liver damage as a result of a fatty liver disease. This root contains gingerol that offers incredible antioxidant properties that will battle against the harmful free radicals and battle lipid peroxidation that contribute to the appearance of harmful molecules to the body.
This plant reveals amazing properties health wise. As per a conducted study, released in the Advanced Biomedical Research, garlic can lower fat mass in patients struggling with fatty liver disease.
These seeds are really high in protein, fiber, and Omega 3 fatty acids. According to a conducted study the inclusion of 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed into a drink can lower the feeling of hunger which will be of great help in managing the weight.
People who struggle with gastric issues like ulcers should avoid this drink due to its acidity.
People that are on a particular medical treatment should first consult a doctor and then use this drink.