2. Restart Your Liver
Located on the lower right side of the abdomen just below your diaphragm, the liver functions as your body’s foolproof lie detector test, revealing the truth about the life you’ve lived thus far. While it was once thought that liver disease was caused by alcohol use alone, eating sugary or fatty foods for extended years are now known to damage the liver as well.
Your liver acts primarily as your body’s filter, cleaning the blood and aiding digestion and metabolism. A fatty liver occurs when your body becomes overrun with fats and is no longer able to detoxify itself. A healthy diet rich in greens and lean protein allows your liver to do its job properly without being overrun by toxins. However, when you indulge for years in unhealthy items such as those associated with the all-American diet – donuts, fried chicken and burgers – your liver clogs up, becoming fatty and toxic.
Conditions such as diabetes and obesity that are normally associated with a clogged heart are also tied to a clogged liver. In fact, bodily damage starts in the liver before it snakes it way up to the heart. But here’s the good news: Your liver can literally regenerate itself.
To restart your liver, try these 2 simple solutions:
Liver Restart #1: Drink Dr. Oz’s Morning Liver Elixir Daily
- ¼ cup warm water
- Juice of lemon wedge
- 2 dashes of hot pepper sauce
Warm water aids digestion, lemon juice contains vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that helps calm liver inflammation and protect sagainst free radical damage. Hot pepper sauce contains capsaicin, which boosts blood flow and certain enzymes responsible for detoxifying your liver.
Drink Dr. Oz’s Morning Liver Elixir daily. In addition to this cocktail, cut back on consumption of sugary, fatty foods, and alcohol.
Liver Restart #2: Eat 3 Cups of Bitter Greens or Cruciferous Vegetables Daily
Bitter greens include arugula, endive, dandelion greens and spinach. The bitter flavor in these foods actually detoxifies your liver by increasing bile flow, while the greens themselves flush out toxins. Cruciferous veggies including broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts also aid liver function. Choose any mix you want and eat them raw or cooked. Eating these plant foods daily will not only help restart your liver, but also make a difference in your overall health.