5 things you can do to improve your liver health today
The liver is a super complex organ, it filters our blood, it is involved in digestion. It even has to do with the health of our skin!
- Start your day with a glass of warm lemon water
Lemon water can be great to remove residues left in your liver from the night before, it kick-starts your digestive system to get you ready for the morning. Don’t forget to rinse your mouth after since the acid in the lemon attacks tooth enamel, also try to use a glass container instead of metal.
- Try a liver-loving herb
There are many awesome herbs for liver care. My favourite hands down is milk thistle, it helps to protect and regenerate the liver from oxidative stress by free radicals. There is also dandelion which is a detoxifier and diuretic and parsley which will help to release more bile to break down foods more easily.
It is a win-win to add herbs to your daily routine to protect your liver! Don’t you think? I personally take milk thistle pretty much every day, my skin for one has improved a ton, I rarely see pesky pimples anymore!
- Curb your alcohol consumption
The recommended amount of drinks per day is 2 for ladies and 3 for the gents. You can schedule a few non-drinking days a week to give your liver a break.
If you drink alcohol to relax, try a relaxing herb at night like chamomile or lavender with a hint of honey. If you miss the bubbles of beer get some sparkling water.
- Eat more natural foods
The less additives, colors and artificial ingredients, the least your liver needs to work to break them down. Eat a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and nuts.
Try to reduce your saturated fats and processed foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce, the simpler and fresher the better.
- Be mindful of over the counter medicines and supplements
Anything in excess can be harmful. Think before taking extra pills that might harm your liver function.
Everything we eat and drink has to be processed by the kidneys and the liver. Try to find more natural alternatives for pain management and other chronic ailments.
Be curious, do your research and consult with your health professionals.