This week in my Ultimate Nutritional Rescue Program we are talking superfoods! You always hear the word “Superfood” but what does it really mean? Superfoods are nutritional powerhouses thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health. They are the foods that give you the most bang for your buck! Liver health is a big deal and without healthy liver function, your health will most likely begin to fail. we live in the most toxic period in time and we are exposed to over 180,000 chemicals every day. You need a healthy liver for proper detoxification and you can help your liver by eating the right foods.
Liver health is vital for various issues and reasons in your life. If you are concerned about your fertility, for example, you will want your liver in excellent health to help produce the hormones needed for pregnancy. You may be concerned about your liver health if you are a recovering addict as well. Regardless of the reasons you choose to focus on your liver health, there are some super foods that can help.
Phytonutrients are something that may seem new to you. If you aren’t sure what it is, keep this in mind. Phytonutrients refers to most leafy greens and green edible plants. Spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, beet greens, and other related hearty greens are all phytonutrient. These help to protect your liver while also helping to cleanse it during a detox or during food changes. Keep in mind, any detox can break down the liver and so can foods high in sugars. By adding these types of plants to your lifestyle and diet, you can help flush the liver safely.
Garlic is a cleansing spice that has medicinal properties. It also happens to be a superfood. This superfood is naturally full of compounds that can help break down toxins and remove them from your system without doing heavy damage to your organs like an over the counter chemical liver cleanse may do. It also helps when you are coming off an addiction, such as alcohol, that could have already caused some damage. The garlic can help mend the damage caused.
You may experience inflammation when you are cleansing your liver or trying to get it healthier for various aspects of your lifestyle. Turmeric can help with that. You can either take the powder mixed with warm soy or nut-based milk in a drink known as golden tea. If that is too bitter for you, you can try to take the powder in a capsule form. Either way will deliver the anti-inflammatory superfood into your liver and help to calm down the area during the cleansing period.
Milk thistle is a superfood that is generally found in capsule form and sold at most health food stores. It is used to not only treat liver issues but to also help repair liver damage. This is an ideal superfood supplement to take as needed, even on a daily basis, for liver health.
These superfoods are fairly easy to find and easy to use. They can be found at most stores and some can be grown in the home as well. You can add these foods to your daily routine and even mix some in smoothies are juices that can help flush the liver and colon.