The liver is a multitasking organ and one of the most important in the human body, so keeping it healthy is vital and a detox salad seems to go a long way. The liver must be restored to full functional health at least once a year.
Our liver is our main detoxifying organ that works very hard to process all the toxins, heavy metals, and hormones that pass through it
A lazy liver can cause your body to acquire a number of unwanted symptoms and complications. What causes pressure on your liver? Sugar, alcohol, caffeine, heavy metals, (mercury), hormonal imbalances, chemicals and environmental toxins.
The need to detoxify the liver
Your body naturally produces large amounts of toxins simply by processing the food you need for energy. For example, when you eat protein, your body breaks it down and some of it turns into ammonia. If the liver is overworked, a mixture of ammonia is released into the blood, which can ultimately cause damage to the brain, nervous system, kidneys, and liver.
Another toxin that is released from cells when the liver is overloaded is lactic acid. This causes chronic fatigue and muscle aches. A large buildup can lead to anxiety, headaches, high blood pressure, or even panic attacks.
These are all good reasons to take care of our liver. But in addition to producing toxins naturally every day, your body also has to deal with additional environmental toxins that we constantly inhale and consume, negatively affecting the function of the liver and digestive tract.
To protect and take care of the liver, you can start by trying a salad that contains natural ingredients that help in the process of detoxifying the liver and improving liver function.
Detoxifying salad for the liver
This salad contains ingredients that will restore proper function to the liver. It contains phytochemicals and nutrients that support and induce the liver to eliminate toxins. Eat a portion of this salad daily for your lunch or dinner.
Mix the following ingredients in a bowl:
· Half red cabbage (sliced)
· 1/4 white cabbage (sliced)
· 1 grated carrot
· 1 cup steamed broccoli
· Half a cup of spinach
· 1 tablespoon walnuts
· 1/4 cup minced fresh shallots
· 1/4 avocado sliced
· Half a cup of fennel slices
· Cinnamon Roasted Carrots (roasted in coconut butter and cinnamon in the oven)
· 1/4 of cup of parsley, chopped
· Half sliced pear (optional)
· 1 tablespoon raw mixed seeds
Ingredients for the dressing:
· 1 teaspoon turmeric (amazing liver protector - powerful detoxifier)
· juice of half a lemon
· 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
· 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
· teaspoon tahini
· teaspoon pure honey
· a pinch of Himalayan salt.
Turmeric regulates digestion, improves fat metabolism, has detoxifying and hepatoprotective functions and helps to repair the damage that the liver has suffered as a result of toxic substances or virus attack.
A diet is low enough in carbs and protein and high enough in fat to force the body to burn stored fat instead of consumed carbohydrates for energy. To trigger ketosis, a diet typically must contain a maximum of only 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. (A slice of whole-wheat bread, for example, contains about 15 grams of carbohydrates, and a medium banana contains about 29 grams of carbohydrates.) Overall, carbohydrates contribute fewer than 10% of calories in a keto diet.