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What Foods To Eat With Fatty Liver Disease?
Shopping for weekend liver diet is easy and fairly inexpensive, since you need just a few whole foods and some supplements that support your liver while the toxins make their way out of your system. Alongside each entry on this list there is a brief explanation of what each item on this list is and/or why it is important to the weekend liver detox diet.
Shopping List For Liver Detox Diet
Milk Thistle: This humble herb helps to repair your liver while protecting it from further damage. If you take any medications, smoke, or drink alcohol after the detox has been completed, it’s a good idea to include milk thistle in your daily supplements.
Nettle and Burdock Tea: Not only does stinging nettle cleanse the liver, it serves as a tonic for the kidneys. It is a mild diuretic that will help flush the toxins away, and it contains natural iron and vitamin K, which nourish your liver during the cleanse. Burdock is a common pasture “weed” improves digestion and helps your liver function as efficiently as possible.
Dandelion Root: The root of the humble dandelion is high in vitamins and minerals that support the liver during detox. It also acts as a mild laxative that helps keep your bowels moving so that the toxins from your liver are ejected from your body as quickly as possible. Be sure to choose an organic dandelion root supplement.
Chicory: Chicory has a long history of use as a detoxifying agent, and it helps to support the liver during this cleanse. This supplement also helps to mitigate some of the normal side effects of liver cleansing; it alleviates headaches and indigestion, plus it helps improve your mood. A chicory tincture is best for liver cleansing.
Turmeric: Turmeric is best known for its ability to impart a savory taste and a beautiful yellow color to food. As a liver supplement, it flushes toxins away from the body, combats the effects of carcinogens, and stimulates enzymes while eliminating inflammation. Be sure to choose organic turmeric.
Ginger Root: Ginger helps to cleanse and detoxify the liver, plus it reduces oxidative stress caused by excess fat and inflammation. You can take a ginger root supplement or, if you like the spicy taste, you can add fresh ginger root to your smoothies as recommended. If you get fresh ginger root, buy a piece that’s about six inches long.
Beets: Buy at least 4 fresh beets, preferably organic.
Carrots: Purchase 5 pounds of organic carrots.
Celery: Purchase at least one stalk of organic celery.
Mango: Purchase one mango or a small container of frozen mango chunks.
Lemons: Buy 12 organic lemons. Some will go into your smoothies, and you’ll also be adding them to water and tea preferably.
Limes: Purchase 6 organic limes. Get more if you enjoy adding lime to your water.
Oranges: Buy 2 organic oranges
Apples: Purchase 3 tart apples, such as Granny Smith (these go into a smoothie), along with a few others for snacking.
Blueberries: Buy at least 16 ounces of organic blueberries. Fresh or frozen. 2 cups will go into a moothie. The rest are for snacking.
Strawberries: Purchase at least 16 ounces of organic strawberries. Fresh or frozen. 2 cups will go into a smoothie and the rest can be enjoyed at snack times.
Kiwi Fruits: Purchase at least 4 ripe kiwi fruits.
Tomatoes: Purchase 4 ripe, organic tomatoes.
Purple Cabbage: Buy 1 small head of purple cabbage. Some will go into a smoothie; the rest is ideal for snacking.
Cucumber: Purchase at least 1 unwaxed organic cucumber. If you like cucumbers, get a few more. They make fantastic snacks that support your cleanse by increasing hydration.
Leafy greens: Buy one bunch of kale and one bag of baby spinach, plus a head of romaine lettuce. Be absolutely certain that these are organic. If you cannot find organic versions of these, choose the darkest-colored organic lettuces that you can find, and get at least two heads.
Garlic: Purchase 1 bulb of fresh, organic garlic.
Avocado: Buy 1 ripe avocado. Half of it will go into a smoothie. Have the other half as part of a healthy snack.
Fresh Broccoli: Purchase ½ pound of fresh, organic broccoli to snack on.
Cauliflower: Buy 1 head of fresh, organic cauliflower for snacking.
Stevia Powder: Purchase a box of organic stevia packets if you don’t already have some on hand.
Sea Salt: Buy a small package of sea salt if you don’t already have some in your pantry.
Cayenne Pepper: If you don’t already have some on hand, purchase a small container of cayenne pepper.
Pomegranate Juice: Purchase a small container of organic pomegranate juice. Some of it will go into smoothies; the rest is ideal for sipping or adding to your tea or water for a bit of extra flavor and an antioxidant boost.
Extra-virgin Olive Oil: If you don’t already have this pantry staple in your cupboard, purchase a bottle. Organic is the best.
Coconut Oil: Purchase a small container of organic coconut oil. This is one of the healthy fats you’ll be enjoying during this cleanse, and it makes a fantastic addition to the healthy pantry.
Apple Cider Vinegar: While this product is an amazing one for your overall health and has lots of uses around the house, it does a wonderful job of helping to clear liver toxins and supporting its natural filtration process.
Blender: If you don’t already have a blender, borrow or buy one to use during the weekend liver detox.
Juicer: Fresh green juices are ideal for including in your weekend liver detox and they’re fantastic for adding nutrition to your daily diet. While juices are not essential to this endeavor, they help to nourish your body in no time and can make the detox more effective. It’s a great idea to borrow or buy a juicer if you don’t already have one. Some of the best brands are Breville and Omega.
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