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Best foods for the liver

The liver is a very important organ that filters everything we drink and eat, eliminating the toxins. It regulates blood sugar and hormones, and creates critical enzymes and proteins. It is the second largest organ we have, and it is very important to keep it healthy.

And the best way to do so is by making it work less hard, by eliminating bad habits and reducing the amount of toxins that we put into our body. How? It couldn't be easier. Improving diet and eating clean and healthy products like the following:

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GARLIC

Garlic contains selenium and allicin, which cleans the liver. It also activates liver enzymes that work eliminating toxins from your body.

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GREEN TEA

It's antioxidant properties help improve all liver functions, while water keeps you hydrated and flushes waste and toxins from your body.

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GREEN TEA

It's antioxidant properties help improve all liver functions, while water keeps you hydrated and flushes waste and toxins from your body.

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AVOCADO

This super food full of good fats, also helps for producing glutathione, which the liver uses to filter harmful toxins.

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DARK CHOCOLATE

Good news for chocolate addicts, dark chocolate has anti oxidants that help the liver control blood pressure and helps cleanse the liver. Flavonoids improve blood flow, and promote vascular health.

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APPLE

Pectin in apples is a soluble fiber that cleans toxins from the digestive tract, helping the liver in its cleaning process.

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APPLE

Pectin in apples is a soluble fiber that cleans toxins from the digestive tract, helping the liver in its cleaning process.

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SPINACH

Spinach and other leafy green vegetables clean toxins from the blood stream. They also help in the creation and flow of bile, and neutralise pesticides and other harmful chemicals from your body.

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WALNUTS

Omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts help the cleaning process of your liver. It is also a source of glutathione and amino acids.

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OLIVE OIL

Cold pressed olive oil sucks up toxins from the body. Have it raw on salads or toast.

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TURMERIC

This spice can be used as a natural way to detox the liver. It also stimulates production of bile, that removes waste from blood and other organs.

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LEMON

It is very high in vitamin C and potassium, and encourages the production of bile, which stimulates the liver and purifies it.

A daily glass of water with lemon in the morning, right after waking up and before breakfast will activate your inmune system and prevent gallstones.

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GRAPEFRUIT

It increases the production of liver enzymes that flush out toxins. Grapefruit has vitamin C and antioxidants that help with to naturally cleanse the body.

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TOMATOES

Tomatoes are another source of glutathione, essential for liver function.

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TOMATOES

Tomatoes are another source of glutathione, essential for liver function.

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Balanced diet advantages

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