Republished with permission from globalhealingcenter.com.

Your liver is your main blood detoxifying organ, and it can get bogged down from time to time depending on your diet, activity level, and the environment.

When an overload of toxins becomes too much for your liver to handle, toxic compounds can store within tissues and decrease your quality of health. Cleansing your liver can be helpful for revving up the function of your body’s natural cleansing mechanisms.

Juice Your Way to Health

If you’re cleansing your liver, you need to provide your body with nutrition that is easy to digest. You don’t want your body to spend its energy digesting food, but you definitely need to keep a good balance of nutrients, electrolytes, and antioxidants to provide support during the cleanse.

Juicing is a powerful way to support the cleansing of your liver without compromising the body’s natural healing process.

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Here’s a potent juice cocktail you can make to aid your liver function:

Liver Cleansing Beet Juice Recipe

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Serves: 2-4
Prep time: 8 minutes
Cook time: None

Ingredients

  • 3 organic carrots (peeled and washed)
  • 1 organic beet (peeled and washed)
  • 2 organic red apples (washed and cut)
  • 6 organic kale leaves
  • ½ inch of ginger root
  • ½ organic lemon, peeled

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a juicer or blender and blend. Note: If using a blender, fill it with 1 to 2 cups of water.
  2. If you used a juicer, make sure to stir with a spoon. If you used a blender, make sure to strain everything using a colander and then mix with a spoon.
  3. Serve with some ice to keep it cool and enjoy! You can use mason jars to store it for later.

Why These Ingredients?

Here’s a quick overview of why we chose these liver cleansing foods for the juice recipe.

Beets and Carrots

Beets and carrots are extremely high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene (vitamin A). Consuming these ingredients, along with other plant foods containing similar nutrients, can help stimulate and improve overall liver function.

Apples

High in pectin, apples hold the chemical constituents necessary for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract. This, in turn, makes it easier for the liver to handle the toxic load during the cleansing process.

Kale

One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, leafy greens such as kale can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. Extremely high in plant chlorophylls, greens suck up environmental toxins from the bloodstream.

With their distinct ability to neutralize toxic metals, chemicals, and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protective mechanism for the liver.

Ginger Root

Ginger has been historically used to relieve flatulence, constipation, bloating, and other digestive complaints. In addition to these gastroprotective effects, researchers have found ginger to be effective for stress-related ulcers.

Lemons

Citrus fruits, such as lemons, contain very high amounts of vitamin C, which aids the body in synthesizing toxic materials into substances that can be absorbed by water. Drinking freshly-squeezed lemon or lime juice in the morning helps stimulate the liver.

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Source:

[1] Group, E., DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM. (2015, January 26). Beet Juice Recipe with Liver Cleansing Foods. Retrieved from http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/beet-juice-recipe-with-liver-cleansing-foods/

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