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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Five Foods toxic to your liver and foods to cleans it

Human liver
Human liver

In the rush to catch up on our daily life and activities, you end up consuming some foods that are overtaxing this important organ, even though you don’to mean to. Keep reading to find out if any of these items have been on your menu lately, and which foods can counteract any unhealthy indulgences.
Quick Recap on Liver Function
 
Just to review—the liver sits on the upper right side of the abdomen, just below the diaphragm. It’s the largest internal organ of the human body.  Blood has to filter through the liver before it travels anywhere else in the body. It is an important organ that must be treated with great care.

What the liver does: removes toxins from the body, processes food nutrients, including fats, and helps to regulate body metabolism.  Some researchers have observed that It’s the metabolic factory of the entire body.

Here are Five Common Foods Toxic to the Liver:

1.Fast Foods:
 

 No surprise here, right? A study from Europe showed that eating too much fast food—a diet high in fat and sugar (including high fructose corn syrup)—could cause serious damage to the liver. Follow-up studies also showed, however, that that damage could be reversed by giving up the unhealthy diet.

2. Alcohol:

 

 Another no-brainer. Too much alcohol can lead to liver disease.


3.Salt:
salt

 Do you know that too much salt can increase blood pressure, but did you know that it can also lead to fatty liver disease? Look out for high-salt processed foods like bacon and sausages.

4.Artificial Sweeteners:


Aspartame, Splenda, NutraSweet, can all create toxic reactions in the body. Pregnant woman and children are advised to avoid them.

5.Monosodium Glutamate
 
 (MSG):A form of concentrated salt, MSG was found in a 1994 study to cause headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and asthma attacks, and in animal studies, to be toxic to the liver. Researchers commented, “There is considerable evidence to suggest that consumption of MSG is a serious public health problem….”

Raw Foods to Clean Up the Damage:

Fortunately, even if you fall off the wagon now and then, raw foods can bring you back.

1.Garlic and onions:
 
they help rid the body of toxins, assisting the liver in its cleansing duties.

2.  Freshly squeezed lemon in hot water: drink it first thing in the morning to encourage detoxification.
 

3.Beetroot:

 
it’s got the antioxidant anthocyanidin, which has shown some anti-tumor effects in studies. Healing phytonutrients help counteract the bad effects of fatty foods.

4.Apples: they contain pectin, which helps escort heavy metals like mercury out of the body.

 Apple Nutrition Facts
5.Artichoke:
 
 It actually increases bile production, revving up the toxin-cleansing engine.

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