Food and Herbs That Support Your Liver with Detox

It’s very timely to have a detox program now that the year is just starting. It’s also the best time of the year to develop new habits for a healthier lifestyle.

Our body functions because of its brilliant biochemistry. Each of our systems has it’s unique function and they’re linked to one another. If one starts to malfunction, everything else goes awry. When it comes to detox, it becomes a huge factor for poor health. There are researches that show that increased in toxin exposure can trigger autoimmune conditions and other complications, so detox is a good way to keep your body systems working in its full potential. Our liver is our main detoxifier and we want to support it with the process.

Below are a few of the things that you can consume in order to support the detox process:

Milk Thistle

Backed up by research, this plant is a natural remedy for treating liver ailments. It has been used for so many years to treat hepatitis and alcoholic liver disease. Milk thistle is known to eliminate toxins that have built up in the liver over time. It also helps restore liver cells that have been damaged because of toxins. Milk thistle can be in tea or supplement form.


Garlic helps in activating liver detox enzymes that work hand in hand to break down toxins that penetrate our body. What’s good about garlic is that you can easily add it to your meals.

Burdock Root

Burdock root has natural diuretic properties that help in flushing out toxins by increasing fluid excretion and boosting your lymphatic system. It works well with removing heavy metal toxins in your body. This can also be taken as a tea or a supplement.


Just like garlic, beets can help in breaking down toxins by also increasing the enzyme activity that helps your body eliminate the toxins quicker. Beets are best in salads or as a side dish. You can even eat it in tandem with garlic.

Sulfuric Vegetables

Raw edible portabello mushrooms with herbs on wooden board

Vegetables like mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and broccoli sprouts are sulfuric vegetables that contain a very powerful antioxidant called glutathione– which is very essential in activating phase 1 and 2 of liver detoxification.

This year, make it a habit to add more of this to your regular diet in order to help your liver do the detox. You only have one liver and most of the time the food we eat makes it work overtime. So, take care of your liver and make sure that you help it do its work!

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  • This sounds legit because it only aids in the detoxifying work of the liver. It doesn’t claim to detoxify on its own like those detox recipes.

  • Garlic is really healthy. Although the taste can be quite off-putting if you always put it in all your dishes.

    • Hannah Shaw says:

      I agree, it can overpower the taste of food easily but I guess it’s okay to space it out. Or try other ingredients that are on this list.

  • Gretchen Evans says:

    Do these have to be fresh? Like the milk thisle? 😄 Thank you.

  • Bobbie Gilbert says:

    Thank you, I really need this for 2019 because I feel like my 2018 is full of unhealthy habits.

  • Mary Carvalho says:

    We only have one liver yet we choose to abuse it with alcohol during the holidays. I feel like my friends need this.

  • Sara Moore says:

    Mushroom is really a healthy veggie. Good thing I love that! I know a lot of people who dislike mushrooms and it’s sad that they don’t get to enjoy the health benefits of it.

    • Joanne Reese says:

      Personally, I don’t like mushrooms either. Sorry!

  • Teri Bennett says:

    Beets is here! I love beets as a side dish and even on salads. I feel better knowing that eating it helps the health of my liver.

  • Lillie Vaoughn says:

    I think my liver needs a lot of help in detox. I feel like I’m not eating enough food that help in the process.

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