Our liver is a very important organ in the body that is often overlooked. The liver has many important functions like metabolism of fats, protein and carbs and storing glucose for energy, vitamins and minerals. The liver also helps break down and convert toxins into non-harmful substances that your body can then filter out.
WHAT ARE THE TOXINS THAT OUR LIVER CONVERTS FOR US?
• alcohol and drugs
• prescription medication
• pesticides and herbicides in conventional produce
• chemicals found in beauty, skincare and cleaning products
• toxins that our body naturally produces and needs to rid of
• and more!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF OUR BODIES DON’T PROPERLY FILTER OUT TOXINS?
If our bodies aren’t able to properly rid of toxins, we will see our body systems becoming stressed and inflamed. Some of the common ways toxins manifest in our body are acne/rashes, weight gain, constipation or irregular bowel movements, headaches and fatigue. If our liver isn’t functioning along with the rest our body, we can also see problems arise with hormonal imbalances, digestion, low immunity and much more.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN OUR LIVER DOES PROPERLY FILTER OUT TOXINS?
If you aren’t experiencing negative symptoms, like the ones listed above, then your body is probably functioning at optimum levels. A supported and healthy liver often supports mental clarity, healthy digestion, energy and more.
BEST FOODS TO SUPPORT YOUR LIVER
o cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, sauerkraut)
o leafy green vegetables (arugula, kale, dandelion greens, microgreens, chard, etc.)
o citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime)
o avocados, apples
o raw, unheated quality olive oil
o raw flax seeds and hemp seeds