Do you have signs of poor liver function?
7 Signs Your Liver Needs a Detox
● Poor Digestion
● Hormone Imbalances
● Weight Gain
● Fatigue or Low Energy
● Skin problems- eczema, hives, acne, rashes
● Joint stiffness
Check out these Tips to Learn How to Support your Liver
Cleansing your liver is not just about pushing toxins out and giving your digestive system a rest we also want to provide support for the liver to function well.
Sour and bitter foods are ideal flavours for the liver and gallbladder and assist the cleansing process. Foods become lighter and easier to digest this time of year, which also assists with weight loss. We can also start to incorporate more raw vegetables as the weather gets warm outside.
Foods that support and cleanse the liver include:
● apple cider vinegar
● lemon, lime, grapefruit and citrus peel
● red peppers
● garlic and onions
● sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
● greens of all kinds
● amaranth, quinoa and rye
● flaxseed oil, olive oil and hemp oil
Green foods that the liver loves include: asparagus, romaine lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, dandelion greens, and Swiss chard. Some of these vegetables come as sprouts and microgreens that may be a good substitute for salad and add something delicious and fresh to your meal. Steaming, sauteing, grilling, baking and adding to soups are another ways to get these greens if you are having trouble digesting them.
Sauerkraut is a great way to incorporate cabbage and add some beneficial probiotics.
Dr. Rebecca Sagan, ND and Dr. Hajnalka Pinter, ND