Many people think a 3-day liver detox can reverse damage from living an unhealthy lifestyle.
Sure, the liver is one resilient organ. However, a mere 3 days of liver detox shots and juices aren’t enough.
I encourage you to support your liver year round.
Follow these quick and easy daily detox suggestions:
- Adequate fiber in the diet
- Purified water – at least 2-3 litres depending on your weight
- Nutritious foods with lots of dark green leafy vegetables
- Good sleep practices
- Regular exercise
- Stress management
- Omega-3 fish oils
- B vitamins
- Liver detox teas with herbs like milk thistle and dandelion
Since the liver is your major detox organ, it works 24 hours a day. This vital organ processes virtually everything you are exposed to and filters everything in your bloodstream.
In today’s modern world, the liver has to work overtime.
Here are 5 liver detox tips:
1. Eat liver detox foods like:
- Cruciferous vegetables (e.g. broccoli and Brussel sprouts)
- Dark leafy greens
- Goji berries,
- 1 cup of warm filtered water
- ¼ sliced lemon
- handful of chopped mint leaves
- freshly-grated ginger
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of turmeric
Also, before you reach for your morning coffee, consider having a cup of liver detox tea with ingredients like dandelion root, milk thistle, nettle leaf, and cilantro leaf. These herbs assist with healthy liver function and better digestion.
3. Consume 35 ml of water per kilogram of body weight daily.
Also ensure fibre intake is 25-35 grams per day.
Excellent sources of high quality fiber are:
- chia seeds
- flax seeds
4. Eat adequate protein.
Protein will not only support a healthier body, it provides energy to the liver for proper detoxification.
- hemp protein
- wild caught fish
- organic turkey/chicken
5. Get quality sleep.
To support a healthy nervous system, it’s recommended that you get 7-9 hours of good quality sleep.
If you struggle with getting adequate sleep, consider taking:
200mg of L-Theanine in supplement form, which increases GABA levels in the brain.
Researchers found that brain GABA levels are 30 percent lower in insomniacs compared to sound sleepers.
Also, talk to your Naturopathic Doctor about adding a vitamin B Complex and Ashwagandha to your supplement routine.
There you have it. A measly 3-day liver detox once per year will not reverse the negative effects of excessive alcohol, junk food, stress, and poor sleep habits.
These poor lifestyle habits place a burden on the liver and once your liver function slows down, your health is compromised.
I can’t say for sure, but my guess is that your liver health is pretty important to you.