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:
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 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.
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!