The main organ responsible for detoxification of our body is the liver, but sometimes it can get bogged down depending on your activity level, diet, and environment.
When the liver is no longer able to handle with the overload of toxins, they store within tissues, thus lowering your health quality.
Juice Your Way to Health
It’s essential that you give your body easy-digestible nutrition in order to cleanse your liver.
For that purpose, your body shouldn’t spend its energy on digesting food, but still, the body should maintain the good balance of electrolytes, nutrients, and antioxidants to support the liver detoxification.
A perfect way to support the liver detoxification without compromising the natural healing process of the body is juicing.
This is a recipe of a powerful juice cocktail to prepare it during the detoxification process.
- 6 Kale Leaves
- 3 Carrots – washed and peeled
- 2 Red Apples – washed and cut
- 1 Beet – peeled and washed
- Half a lemon, peeled
- Half an inch ginger root
Use organic ingredients. The number of servings from the given amounts is 2 to 4.
Use a juicer, or if you don’t have one use a blender. Add 1-2 cups of water and all ingredients in the juicer/blender and juice/blend. Stir the mixture with a spoon if you use a juicer, and strain using a colander prior to stirring if you use blender.
You can serve with some ice, or store it for later in mason jars.
Why These Ingredients?
We give you short explanation of the reason why these liver cleansing foods are used for the preparation of the liver detox juice.
Carrots and Beets
Carrots and beets are extremely rich in beta-carotene (vitamin A) and plant-flavonoids. Consuming these foods with other plant foods with similar content, can help improve and stimulate the overall function of the liver.
Apples contain pectin, a chemical substance crucial for releasing toxins from our digestive tract. Therefore, this substance eases the liver’s job to handle the toxic load at a time of detoxification.
Kale is one of the most potent allies in liver detoxification, and it can be consumed raw, juiced, or cooked. It’s rich in plant chlorophylls, which neutralize chemicals, toxic metals, and pesticides from the bloodstream, providing a powerful liver protective mechanism.
Throughout the history, ginger has been used for constipation, flatulence, bloating, and other digestive problems. Not only that ginger provides gastro-protective effects, but it’s also effective for ulcers related to stress.
Lemons, like other citrus fruits, are rich in vitamin C, which helps the body synthesize toxins into water-absorbable substances. The liver function will be stimulated if you drink freshly-squeezed lime or lemon juice in the morning.