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Are you wondering how to detox your liver? 

Lots of people talk about liver detoxes, but wonder what exactly are these detoxes doing to your liver to detoxify it? Do these liver detoxes even work?

In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more. That way, you can be better informed of what happens when you detoxify your liver.

What Does Your Liver Do?

First, let’s start by describing what your liver does. The liver is a vital organ that wears many biological hats and plays a variety of roles within the body.

Here are just a couple of your liver’s responsibilities:

  • Filtering blood coming from the digestive tract
  • Produces bile
  • Helps eliminate toxins from the blood
  • Helps with waste removal from the body
  • Manages certain vitamin and mineral levels, storing and releasing as needed.
  • Manages the conversion of fats you eat into triglycerides and cholesterol
  • Involved in metabolizing carbohydrates.
  • Helps with regulating your body’s blood sugar levels, making sure your blood glucose doesn’t get too high or too low.

This is just a quick overview of a few of the vital roles the liver plays in your health and wellness every day. Even with that though, it's easy to see why it’s so important that you keep your liver as healthy as you possibly can.

To review, the liver is an organ that filters, processes, and then breaks down anything that passes through your body. When it becomes overwhelmed with toxins or pollutants the natural processing cycle slows way down.

That’s also why people are so interested in liver detoxes.

But before we get too far down the liver detoxification rabbit hole, let's start with the basics... 

Foods that can help cleanse the liver

If you’re interested in a simple solution for liver detox, you should consider adding certain cleansing foods to your diet first and foremost.

As we know, our results and health will be primarily based on the food we eat and how we fuel our bodies every day.

We also know that our bodies are incredible machines and if you fuel it with good, nutrient-rich foods, it will naturally repair... recover... detoxify... and operate more efficiently.

Here are a few foods that can naturally help with detoxifying your liver.

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  • Citrus Fruits
  • Green Vegetables
  • Walnuts
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Turmeric
  • Apples
  • Avocado
  • Green Tea

Do Liver Detoxes Work?

So can you really detoxify your liver?

The short answer is, yes.

The longer answer is, yes, but there is no magic pill, potion, or powder. It will have to be done through a combination of things.

Liver detox Supplement

Supplements certainly can help the detoxifying process… but it has to be the right ingredients AND the right amount of those ingredients. The dosing is everything. 

If you take too little of something, you can’t expect to see any benefits. Unfortunately, many companies cut back on the dosage of an ingredient to save costs to them… while still allowing the ingredient to be listed on the label to make it appear as a great product.

But since the ingredient is underdosed… you don’t get the benefit... and end up wasting your money, time, and delay your results. 

If you so use a liver detox supplement, you can’t just take a liver detox pill and expect it to take care of everything for you. You will want to make some lifestyle adjustments as well.

Let’s talk about some of the ways to take care of your liver.

How To “Detox” Your Liver

Here are four tips to help keep your liver healthy and give it a chance to detox.

  1. Do not drink excessively

Excessive drinking can damage your liver. Not only that, but it will negatively impact your health and fitness goals no matter if you want to gain weight or lose weight.

Knowing this, limiting your drinks can have a favorable impact on your results. But if you are wanting to detox your liver, taking some time off of drinking altogether is only going to help your body even more.

  1. Avoid excessive weight gain

Eating healthy and getting regular exercise are both great ways to help protect your liver.

If you’re overweight and sedentary, you’ll put more strain on your liver and can even increase your chances of developing fatty liver disease. Therefore, getting your weight into a healthy range as well as a consistent exercise routine is a lifestyle change that your liver will thank you for making. 

  1. Reduce stress in your life

It seems like stress has a negative impact on everything on our body.

Stress in your life

This can lead to negatively impacting proper hormone production as well and increase inflammation in the body.

Increased inflammation in the body takes a toll on your liver.

Once again, some stress is good! The problem lies in having excessive amounts of stress for extended periods of time.

  1. Know your family’s medical history

Liver problems can often run in families much as obesity and addiction do. Knowing what medical problems your family members have experienced, can help you better understand what you should do so you don’t develop those same problems later on.

Talk to your doctor to learn whether or not you should be concerned about your family’s past medical history.

How To Take Care Of Your Liver

As we covered in the beginning, your liver wears multiple hats to keep your body functioning properly.

Understanding that it is vulnerable to the effects of stress, toxins, and alcohol is imperative to understanding how to detoxify your liver and improve your health.

Certainly making lifestyle adjustments and preventing damage in the first place is best, but you can also help detoxify your liver with a diet high in green vegetables and antioxidants.

Take Care Of Your Body With 1st Phorm

No matter what you do, it’s important to take care of your body.

This starts with fueling your body with good, nutrient-rich foods, on a consistent basis!

Following this up with drinking adequate amounts of water every day. A good number to shoot for is 100oz or more of water EVERY day

Obviously, let's not discount being active either! Whether you are a top tier athlete, an avid fitness enthusiast, or starting on your fitness journey... moving your body daily and working out will have a major positive impact on your health and results.

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Will Grumke
Will Grumke

Will Grumke is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM Certified Weight Loss Specialist, NASM Certified Behavioral Change Specialist, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

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