Are you suffering from any of the following: poor energy levels, high cholesterol levels, hormonal imbalances, skin problems, mood swings or irritability, halitosis (bad breath), body odour, excessive sweating and poor sleep? Then we recommend that you follow a liver detox diet!
What are the benefits of a Liver Detox Diet?
The answer is very simple. Following a liver detox diet is absolutely necessary for your best health. Those who’ve followed the diet have noticed dramatic improvement in their health showing the following signs – Balanced energy, glowing skin, healthy sex drive, good sleep, weight loss and more.
Numerous researches have shown that in the last 75 years alone, over 100,000 chemicals have been developed. In fact, new chemicals are being developed every single day. We are exposed to toxins from the lotions we put on our skin every day, the toothpaste we brush with, the air that we breathe, additives and preservatives in our food supply, pesticides, plastics, and negative thoughts – yes, stress promotes a toxic and acidic body.
So basically, the liver detox diet cull foods that are toxic to the body and therefore add metabolic stress to the liver – think alcohol, caffeine, preservatives, additives, colourings, flavourings including ‘natural flavourings’, hydrogenated oils, trans fatty acids, refined sugar and refined carbohydrates.
Firstly, some naturopaths recommend eliminating the following foods during the first to three weeks of your liver detox diet: Dairy, caffeine, alcohol, wheat products and sugar.
Some Simple Ways to Detoxify Everyday
Drinking lemon and water every morning on an empty stomach
Eat plenty of these foods which are said to promote liver function: cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, brussels sprouts and broccoli, garlic and onions, beetroot, dark green leafy vegetables and brightly coloured vegetables, and fruits – specifically yellow, orange and red ones.
The following supplements other food items suggested for liver function include: cold pressed oils such as olive, macadamia, avocado and coconut oil, raw or soaked nuts and seeds, spirulina, evening primrose oil, dandelion, St Mary’s thistle and turmeric.
Spend more time outdoors in nature. Nature is good for your soul and what is good for your soul is amazing for your body. Breathe deeply and take time out to enjoy life. Even just 15 minutes every day.
Do a friend-detox and remove yourself from people situations who are toxic and negative
Detoxing is a wonderful way to affirm a new way of being, a fresh start to a new YOU. You are not committing to never drink red wine again; you are simply taking a break to evaluate how you feel. Doctors and naturopaths have always reported their patients as saying that the liver detox diet has changed their life, for the better.