Let’s talk about your liver

Ok, so you’ve heard of it – but what does your liver actually do? 🤷‍♀️  It leads the charge in eliminating toxins from your body, it is a powerhouse.

Often we don’t help the liver to do its job for a multitude of reasons (THINK poor diet, stress, medications, even chemicals & pesticides which are in our food chain).

Hmm, so where do the toxins go?  Good question – repercussions can be seen in a lot of different areas, such as energy, aging, mental performance, obesity, & hormone balance.

➡➡Some symptoms of a stressed liver:
🍎 Poor morning appetite 🍎 Nausea 🍎 Fatigue
🍎 Headaches 🍎 Fluid retention 🍎 Itchy skin
🍎 Hormone imbalances
🍎 & Irritability … as you would be with all that going on!

Hmm, some of these sound familiar?  Whilst there is no magical food that will protect your liver, you can add in liver loving foods as part of a balanced diet & healthy lifestyle. It is only part of the picture, along with maintaining a healthy weight, assisting digestion & reducing cholesterol & blood pressure.

Beetroot, garlic & extra virgin olive oil, are all fabulous options!
Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash

➡➡ The liver loving foods I mentioned + a brief why .. because, I do love a why!
🍏 Cruciferous vegies such as broccoli, cabbage & cauliflower (stimulates liver detoxifying enzymes that help flush out toxins.). 💕 THINK kimchi, coleslaw, cabbage soup, & sauerkraut – all great cabbage-foods to add
🍏 Lemons & limes (aids in synthesising toxic materials so they can be absorbed)
🍏 Garlic & onions (activate the liver enzymes)
🍏 Leafy green vegetables THINK spinach, arugula lettuce, chard (increases bile function & flow)
🍏 Beetroot & carrots (stimulate & supports overall liver function)
🍏 Turmeric (honestly it is the liver’s favourite spice)
🍏 Apples (the pectin, cleanse & release toxins from the digestive tract making it easier for the liver to do its thing)
🍏 Oily fish such as salmon, alternatively use fish oils (reduces inflammation & increases liver function)
🍏 Avocados (produces glutathione to help cleanse)
🍏 Olive oil (an alternative lipid base to absorb the toxins)

Some easy options to add in, show that liver some 💗💗

#LiverLove #Why #DidNotKnowThat #NaturalHealth #Nutrition #Wellness #ConsciouslyNutritious

Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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