Liver Care Homemade Remedies and Organic Products for Liver
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Liver, your second largest organ in the whole body, works round the clock to clean up the food that you eat, no matter how unhealthy it may be. For this reason, liver is also called the “gatekeeper” of your body. It detoxifies your body and stores essential nutrients. Whenever you overeat, your liver gets overloaded and thus its ability to detoxify the food you eat is compromised. So, it is important to take care of your liver so as to ensure its smooth functioning. For your liver to stay fit, you should take diet rich in antioxidants and natural cleansers such as fiber. You must have heard that alcohol is bad for liver, but the fact is- processed food and refined sugar too are equally harmful to your liver. So, these should be omitted from your diet by the time you are finished reading this blog!
Here are some organic products that you should consume for your liver to stay fit and healthy:
- Green tea:
Green tea improves liver function by blocking the amount of fat stored in the liver. Green tea, being rich in antioxidants reverses the decline in antioxidant defenses in the liver.Green tea thus interferes with fat absorption, improves the rate at which fat is used by the liver for energy and blocks fat synthesis in the liver.
- Apple cider vinegar
One of the most common and widely used substances for liver cleansing is apple cider vinegar, which plays a monumental role in resolving liver stagnation and indigestion.Apple cider vinegar's combination of vitamins, minerals and alkalinity helps the liver get rid of harmful substances and resists the body's pH levels from becoming too acidic, thereby making the body less vulnerable to a disease.Apple cider vinegar is one of the best remedies for treating fatty liver. It helps get rid of fat accumulated in and around the liver and promotes weight loss. It also helps to control liver inflammation.
Licorice is the root of glycyrrhiza labra from which a sweet flavor can be extracted. These wrinkled, fibrous, woody roots of the licorice plant, when taken in proper dosages, can prevent liver damage caused by heavy metals such as caladium.
The extracted main active compound of licorice root, glycyrrhizin is becoming popular lately. It is ideally used in Ayurveda to cure liver disorders.
- Amla (Indian gooseberry):
Amla is one of the best sources of vitamin C. Apart from this, amla also helps keep your liver in a proper condition. Antioxidants present in Indian gooseberry help clear toxins from the liver and protect it from the resulting damage. It is also used in the treatment of liver cirrhosis. Amla also inhibits the onset of liver fibrosis and acts as a natural remedy to prevent fatty liver disease. Amla also protects your liver from oxidative damage caused by chemicals.
Apart from adding these super foods to your diet, you can follow these tips to improve the functioning of your liver:
- Avoid all types of corn syrup.
- Include whole-grain products in your diet.
- Regular physical exercise can help treat fatty liver disease. It will also benefit in other aspects of keeping oneself healthy.
- Brisk walking, jogging and aerobics are quite good for your liver.
- Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as flaxseed, walnuts, and tofu.
- Eat detoxifying and liver-repairing super foods such as broccoli and cabbage.
- Eat more fiber-rich fruits like apple, guava, blueberries, etc.
- Avoid spicy and fried foods and fatty meat. Include more plant-based food in your diet.