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Foods that detoxify your body

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By Maria Cendejas

The main way in which your body expels toxins is using the liver, which detoxifies and cleanses your body by continuously filtering the blood of poisons that enter it through the digestive tract, the skin, and the respiratory system. When your liver becomes overworked because of stress or excessive exposure to toxins, your system can be thrown off balance and your health cruelly compromised, according to Natural News,

The liver is responsible for producing bile, another form of detoxification that is metabolically necessary for the breakdown and assimilation of fats and proteins from your food. Without a well-functioning liver, your body can not cleanse itself and absorb nutrients.

Dr. Karl Maret, M.D., said," The thousands of enzyme systems that are responsible for virtually every body activity are constructed in the liver, The proper functioning of the eyes, the heart, the brain, the gonads, the joints, and the kidneys, are all dependent on good liver activity. If the liver is impaired from constructing even one of the thousands of enzyme systems the body requires, there is an impairment in overall body function and a resultant greater metabolic stress on the individual."

There are seven foods you may want to add into your diet in order to maintain a healthy liver.

Garlic contains sulfur compounds that activate the liver enzymes responsible for flushing out toxins from the body. 

Grapefruit is rich in natural vitamin C and antioxidants, two powerful liver cleansers. It boost the production of liver detoxification enzymes, and also contains a flavonoid compound that causes the liver to burns fat.

Green tea is loaded with catechins, a type of plant antioxidant that has been shown in studies to eliminate liver fat accumulation and promote proper liver function. This powerful herbal beverage also protects the liver against toxins that would otherwise accumulate and cause serious damage.

Leafy green vegetables like arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens, and chicory contain many cleansing compounds that neutralize heavy metals. They also remove pesticides and herbicides from the body.

Some research has shown that eating one or two avocados a week for 30 days can repair a damaged liver.

Walnuts which contain high levels of l-arginine, an amino acid, glutathione, and omega-3 fatty acids help detoxify the liver of disease-causing ammonia. It also helps oxygenate the blood, and extracts from their hulls are often used in liver-cleansing formulas.

One of the most powerful foods is turmeric. It has been shown to protect the liver against toxic damage, and even regenerate damaged liver cells, and it also boosts the natural production of bile, shrinks engorged hepatic ducts, and improves overall function of the gallbladder, another body-purifying organ.

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