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5 Ways To Boost Liver Functioning

By , October 17, 2013

The liver is such a vital organ and it’s important that we take good care of it so we can effectively cleanse our body of toxins. Follow the simple steps below to improve your liver’s performance.

1.    Hydrate With Lemon Water

The key to most things health-related is usually to keep hydrated. About 2 litres or 8-10 glasses of water a day helps your liver cleanse toxins out of your body. But water with freshly squeezed lemon juice will go one step further, because the citric acid in lemons boosts the liver’s ability to produce bile.

2.    Stock Up On Cruciferous Vegetables

Leafy greens, carrots, cabbage, kale and other cruciferous veggies are great liver rebuilding foods. Broccoli, onions and garlic will also help improve liver function as they are rich in sulphur which is necessary to increase the liver’s detoxification ability.

Another point worth noting is that even a single nutrient deficiency can affect the liver’s ability to detoxify the body, so make sure you’re getting all your nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

3.    Go Easy On Your Liver

As obvious as it may seem, laying off the alcohol and painkillers will make a big difference to your liver’s performance. Your liver already works hard enough trying to eradicate toxins from the body without trying to process hard substances and strong medication.

4.    Gentle Liver Massage

Gently massaging the liver area while lying flat on your back can improve blood circulation to the liver, thus improving liver functioning. The gallbladder and liver area is located along the lower rib on your right side.

5.    Minerals Are A Must

Minerals play a big role in detoxification, so a diet rich in minerals or a good mineral supplement is a must when trying to improve liver functioning.  If you’re taking supplements, make sure the following minerals are included: magnesium, calcium, potassium, copper, sodium, iron, zinc, selenium and manganese.


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