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 Liver Health -- Foods to help keep your liver healthy

"Our livers are like the oil filters of our cars.  They clean our blood and store impurities.  We can change the filter in our car when it gets old and clogged but we can't change our liver.  Thus it is important to keep our liver as clean as we can.

So how do we keep our liver clean?  Our diet.  Beets, artichokes, and cruciferous sprouts such as broccoli sprouts, brussel sprouts, and alfalfa sprouts are some of the best natural liver cleansers that we have.  They activate enzymes in the liver to help the liver detoxify (cleanse) the impurities it has stored in it. 

Our hormones get processed by the liver, as do all other chemicals, toxins, vitamins, and foods in our environment.  Water intake is very essential for a healthy liver and to flush the cleansed impurities out of the body.  Drink about 1/3 of your weight in ounces of water then add an extra 8 ounces for each cup of coffee and soda you have during the day.

Exercise is also an important component for keeping your liver healthy.

Spring is a great time to do a liver cleanse.  Spring cleaning anyone?"

 
 

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