Liver Detox Juice

 

Liver Detox Juice
 
Its officially the New Year and everyone is looking to get healthy. Diets, Detoxes, and Cleanses are on many peoples mind. If you are looking to detox your body why not start with your liver. I think its safe to say that our liver, which has to filter everything you put into your body, could use a little love right now. So here is a simple juice to help detox and nourish this overworked and abused organ.
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Serves: 16oz
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of Dandelion Greens
  • 1 large Beet
  • 4-6 Stalks of Celery
  • ¼-1/2 of a Lemon (use ½ if you like a strong lemon flavor)
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients into a juicer one at a time.
Notes
Dandelion Greens are one of the best Liver detoxifying foods out there. Almost any cleanse you do will include some form of dandelion. You can buy dandelion tea, get in tinctures, but I prefer going right to the source itself. They have been found to benefit even serious Liver conditions such as Hepatitis and Cirrhosis. Dandelion greens also have a diuretic aspect which further helps your body to detoxify. In Chinese medicine Dandelion root is used an herb to help eliminate toxins. Bottom line, if you are going to detox you have to include Dandelion.


Beet juice is awesome at cleansing the liver because it contains a substance called betaine. This substance specifically targets Liver cells and helps to remove toxins. In Chinese medicine Beets are also used to help nourish the Liver. In general Beets have tons of health benefits which help to support the whole body, but it's best at making your liver happy.


Celery is most known for its benefit of lowering high blood pressure, and improving cardiovascular health. But celery is also great at protecting the Liver against toxins. And in Chinese medicine celery helps to calm an overworked angry Liver.


Lemons are amazing and should be consumed in some shape or form every day. They are extremely alkalizing which is important when you are detoxifying. Any cleanse will include lemon, because it too helps guide toxins out of the body. In fact ancient Egyptians used lemons as an effective protective agent against a variety of poisons. Plus you get a nice boost to your immune system with Lemons high dose of vitamin C.


So here is to a New Year and a happy Liver! Cheers!