The Liver Cleansing Recipes and Why You Should Clean Your Liver
You want to do everything possible to play an active role in your health. But if you think you need a liver detoxification (also known as cleansing or redness of the liver), you should know that there is not much I can do for you.
Your liver is one of the largest organs in your body. It helps eliminate waste products and processes various nutrients and medicines. Most people think that a cleanse will help their liver better eliminate toxins after consuming too much alcohol or unhealthy foods.
Some hope it helps your liver work better daily. Many believe that it will help treat liver disease. I decided to write everything for the benefit of all and share the wonders of rinsing and regenerating your liver!
Why do a liver cleansing?
Our liver is a phenomenal organ and a true worker swindler when it comes to keeping things in order.
Every day, our liver:
- Manages our blood sugar levels
- Produce, filter, conjugate, deconjugate and regulate our hormones.
- Creates bile to break down fats so that the body can assimilate fat-soluble vitamins.
- Metabolizes alcohol and medications.
- Produces and secretes components of vital proteins for blood plasma that are essential for blood clotting.
- Maintains our electrolyte balance.
- Filters of 1.4 liters of blood per minute!
That’s a lot of vital processes that our body needs daily for vibrant health and well-being. Very impressive!
Making sure our liver is in the best shape is one of the best ways to maintain energy, beautiful skin and overall health. Our liver takes great care and does not break.
To maintain optimal health, we must reduce its burden as much as possible because toxins are more frequent than ever.
Who should do Liver Cleansing?
Not all people should cleanse the liver, as it can affect those who take certain medications, are pregnant or breastfeeding, suffer frequent yeast infections, are diabetic, have hypoglycaemia, have stomach ulcers, chemo, etc.
Honestly, this cleanup can take you to Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, even if he is strong and healthy, so I recommend consulting with your health professional before submerging yourself in the redness of the liver.
That said, how do you know if you need to clean the liver?
Some of the most common reasons can be:
- you have acne
- Drink alcohol regularly
- You drank too much on a night out or during the weekend
- Eat processed foods often
- Your sugar intake is moderate to high.
- You use chemicals to clean your home
- Is exposed to toxins and environmental pollution (maybe he lives in a big city or in his place of work uses chemical products)
- Your blood sugar level fluctuates frequently (due to the state of liver overload)
- You feel fatigued, exhausted or just tired throughout the day
- Your skin is always dry
- Uses skin care products and cosmetics that contain chemical products on a daily basis, such as lotions, shampoos, conditioners, bases, etc.
- You have unexplained back pain
How often should a liver cleanse be done?
This depends to a large extent on how you treat your body. If you eat healthy and healthy foods, exercise several times a week, stay hydrated, go out and keep your consumption of alcohol, sugar, and processed foods to a minimum, you really only “need” to clean your liver once a year.
However, if you go out often and are exposed to pollutants, chemicals, and other toxins in your environment on a daily basis, it is generally recommended to clean your liver 2-3 times a year.
Never clean the liver when you are sick.
Recipes for Cleansing the Liver
Slim Down Detox Water
Detoxifying water has become one of the most popular forms of detoxifying drinks, and there is nothing else to reduce swelling and cleansing of the body!
You will love this water to help overcome the swelling after the holidays and cleanse my body of all the toxins from the excess food during the holidays.
This water is made to do all kinds of good things for your body! Cucumbers are natural diuretics and will help your body release water. Lemons and limes loosen the toxins in your digestive tract and will aid in digestion.
Grapefruits are rich in enzymes that burn fat. If you are looking to use this as part of a detoxification to reactivate your metabolism and cleanse your body.
Drink at least half a gallon for 3-5 days! (Also as part of your detoxification plan, try our recipe for Superfoods Detox Soup). Make drinking water fun by adding a bright straw!
- ½ grapefruit, sliced
- ½ gallon spring water
- ½ cucumber, sliced
- ½ lemon, sliced
- ½ lime, sliced
- 2-3 mint leaves
- Combine all the ingredients in a jar.
- Allow the ingredients to cool in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving.
- Drink all day or discard after 24 hours.
Per Serving (1 – 8 oz glass):
Healthy Apple Spice Detox Water Recipe
The apple, cinnamon and star anise in this water taste delicious, and it also looks awesome! It is a great detox water to help digest after maybe eating too many comfort foods.
Cinnamon is extremely healthy for the heart and brain, and also speeds up metabolism and helps regulate blood sugar. Anise is a very potent spice that aids with digestion and insomnia.
This detoxifying water from Apple Spice is a simple infusion and an excellent way to enjoy the flavors of autumn without all the sugar! Made with fresh cinnamon, apples, star anise, and water!
This water detoxifying Apple Spice is a great way to enjoy one of the most delicious flavors of autumn without all the calories! I know I’ve been hitting everyone with sweet treats in recent weeks, but today we’re changing and becoming a little more real.
This Apple Spice Detox Water is perfect for this time of year with its notes of apple, cinnamon and star anise, and also helps to combat the comfort of the food we tend to enjoy the blows once (hello, pumpkin all).
I like to make my waters in mason jars because they have a wide mouth and are easy to carry. Water itself detoxifies and flushes our bodies naturally, so it is advisable that we drink so much.
Cinnamon is excellent for the heart, brain, and blood sugar, while anise has many benefits that include digestive health, the anti-insomnia fighting agent and it is also excellent for sex drive.
- 12 oz. water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 star anise
- 1 apple thinly sliced
- Mix all ingredients in a mason jar and chill overnight or at least for a few hours.
- Can refill 3-4 times before replacing apples and spices.
- Sodium: 17mg
- Calcium: 1%
Lemon Mint Cucumber Water
The combination of lemon, mint and clean cucumber helps in digestion and rehydration. I added an extra lemon because I love the flavor of the lemon (it makes the water quite acidic and with lemon, so try it with two lemons first) and a little more cucumber.
I already had mint growing in a large bowl in my patio, so it was so convenient to simply cut some fresh mint directly from the pot!
This is how you do it …
- Makes a 1-gallon jug
- 12 cups of water (3 quarts)
- 2 to 3 lemons, cut into thin slices (you can also substitute the files or mix them … use a combination of lemon and lime, using lemons or organic limes is best)
- 1 small cucumber or 1/2 of a medium to large cucumber, preferably organic, thinly sliced
- 10 to 15 mint leaves. preferably organic
Rinse lemons and cucumbers thoroughly before cutting; Slicing finely Add the lemons, cucumber, and mint to the jar.
Cover with water and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight (the flavor will be stronger if you refrigerate it overnight, but I also like the lighter flavor). Pour a large glass over some ice … it’s very refreshing! This water tastes better on the day or the day after the preparation.
Strawberry-Kiwi Detox Water
This sweet and delicious detox water is excellent if you fancy a subtle dose of sugar, but you want to keep it natural, refreshing and moisturizing.
It has some fantastic benefits of lemon detoxification, as well as a mega boost of vital nutrients, powerful vitamins and essential minerals of kiwi and strawberries.
- 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
- 1 lemon, cut into slices
- 3 3/4 cups cold water
- 6 strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
- Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Divide among 3 glasses.
- Advice: the flavor becomes stronger the longer you allow the flavors to mix. I like to make the drink and let it rest for several hours before enjoying it.
Infused Water for hydration and detox
This is a great idea if you do not have time to keep your fridge or fruit bowl full of fresh fruit. Keep the berries in the freezer and simply rinse them to thaw before infusing them in water.
This recipe suggests lemon, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, apples and cucumbers, each with a series of detoxifying qualities, essential micronutrients, and vitamins that stimulate the immune system.
Of course, you can choose and choose the berries of your choice depending on what is in the freezer!
Rinse the fruit and dry on a paper towel. Cut the large fruit so that it fits in the opening of your bottle, mason jar or whatever you are using.
Line a tray of cookies with waxed paper. Spread the cut fruit in a single layer on the leaf. This prevents the fruits from freezing together in a large group.
Place the leaf with the fruit in a freezer for 15-30 minutes. Transfer the frozen fruit in Ziploc bags.
Add ½ cup of frozen fruit to your glass or bottle. Cover with ice water. The frozen fruit will keep your water fresh longer.
Of course, you can use any fruit that you like. I’m thinking of pineapples, oranges, lime, grapes and a little mint or ginger next time, to change it. It is a wonderful detoxification.
Enjoy this healthy water! And remember, good hydration is important!
CHIA DETOX WATER
Chia seeds do not contain gluten and are a good source of calcium. They are also supposed to aid curb your appetite. When they are added to a glass of water, they swell and acquire a gel consistency.
I know I never drink enough water. It’s so good for you and yet, why is it so hard to drink? Actually, the only time I drink water is in the gym while I exercise.
By then my muscles are in need of water and it’s too late. I am trying to drink this detox water first thing in the morning. It helps me wake up and gives me the energy to keep going.
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1 – 12oz glass of water
- 1/4 teaspoon agave nectar
- 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds
- Fill a glass jar with a lid with clean water
- Add the chia seeds to the water. Put the lid on the jar and shake well. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Add juice of 1 lemon and 1/4 teaspoon of agave nectar. Shake again and drink