Liver Detox Cleanse Foods by Dr. Sara Detox Toronto Naturopath
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10 Liver Detox Foods

Interested in liver detox foods that you can enjoy daily?

If you answered yes, you’ll be happy to know that today I’m sharing my top 10 liver detox foods.

# 1 – Beets

I just love them.

This liver detox food is rich in antioxidants and contain iron, folate and an important nutrient that helps protect cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress.

Beets also contain pectin, which is a form of fiber that helps absorb toxins.

#2 – Kale

Kale chips, kale salad, kale in your shakes.

There are so many amazing ways to consume this superfood!

Kale is an iron-rich detoxifying dark green leafy vegetable which contains vitamin C, fiber and sulfur.

#3 – Lemons!

The liver loves lemons!

They strengthen the liver and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.

Alkalinizing lemons are also high in vitamin C, an important antioxidant that increases glutathione production. Glutathione helps neutralize toxins.

# 4 – Broccoli

Not only can broccoli help fill you up on a detox, broccoli is rich in sulfur and antioxidants.

Sulfur assists with cleansing and is one of the most important minerals in the body.

#5 – Onions

Research has shown that onions lower blood glucose levels, boost the immune system, and since they contain a large amount of sulfur, they are especially helpful in liver detoxification.

# 6 – Garlic

Contains certain complex substances that get converted to allicin, when fresh garlic is crushed or chopped.

Aside from potentially providing protection against viruses, bacteria, and other invaders, garlic helps to detoxify the body and strengthen the liver.

#7 – Cabbage

Contains almost 8 times the vitamin C found in an orange.

Simply amazing!

Cabbage is another vegetable that’s also high in sulfur. Liver detox foods like cabbage support cleansing the liver.

#8 – Spinach

I can’t leave this important leafy green out.

It’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants.

It’s also a great source of calcium and iron.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a 180 gram serving of boiled spinach contains 6.43 mg of iron, whereas one 6 oz. ground hamburger patty, which is 170 grams contains at most 4.42 mg.

Spinach does contain a relatively high level of iron, compared to other sources, however, it is poorly absorbed unless eaten with calcium, since it’s a plant source and is non-heme, which the body does not absorb as efficiently as blood (heme) iron, found in meat.

#9 – Spirulina

This is an incredible blue-green algae that’s helpful in liver detoxification. Liver detox foods like spirulina help protect and purify the liver.

#10 – Bok Choy

Another amazing green leafy vegetable. It’s an excellent source of sulfur-containing phytonutrients, vitamin C, and fiber.

Remember that once the liver gets damaged, it impacts how you feel and how well you fight disease.

These liver detox foods in your diet may support better liver health and if consumed along with a healthy lifestyle, may even prevent liver damage.

Dr. Sara Celik
Dr. Sara Celik is a Canadian licensed Naturopathic Doctor with 15+ years of experience serving patients in Ontario. She is a sought-after speaker and passionate leader in the Health & Wellness industry carrying a wealth of experience in the field of women's health and fertility.

Dr. Sara has appeared on multiple radio shows/podcasts, the W Network, Breakfast Television and CP24. For almost 5 years, she worked as the National Spokesperson for a well-known digestive wellness brand, educating across the globe on gut health. Dr. Sara has been named a rising star in Canada receiving the Generation Next award for her outstanding contribution to shaping the future of Canada’s grocery industry. She frequently contributes to large publications and has been published in Best Health Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Sweat Equity, Grocery Business, Inside Fitness, Canadian Living, Elevate, HELLO, and ELLE Canada.

Dr. Sara’s approach to healthcare is not as easy as taking a pill. The “quick-fix” approach is not one she subscribes to. While there’s a pill for just about everything, rarely do prescription drugs stop the course of disease - they merely mask symptoms. Dr. Sara believes true health requires a commitment from both the doctor and the patient.

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