Benefits Of The Liver Cleansing Process
A successful completion of the liver cleansing program will reduce or may prevent the spreading of the below mentioned diseases such as
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- High blood sugar
- Diseases of the liver (cirrhosis, hepatitis, gall bladder disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, congestion, liver pain and liver cysts)
You can also get relief from simple/medium ailments such as
- Bad breath
- Acid reflux/GERD
- Body heat
- Imbalances of hormones
- Low libido
- Poor memory
- Skin rashes
It is essential to select a week properly, because if you have a family function or birthday in the middle, the plan might derail. You can experience side effects from the program in the first or second days such as loose bowel movements or headaches, change in moods etc. The symptoms could be because of the sudden stoppage of foods or addictive habits such as stopping smoking or drinking alcohol.
As far as possible, limit your exposure to air-borne toxins such as:
- Perfumes and nail polish
- Paint and Glue
Although any type of detoxification is necessary, it is also important that you have to take into account your body conditions. As you cannot take decisions by yourself, it is advisable that you consult your family physician regarding the diet pattern.
During the cleansing process, there are certain foods that you have to avoid:
Wheat The main constituent is a gluten, that can lead to anaemia, celiac, fatigue, constipation etc.
Milk is good for calcium, however some proteins can be misunderstood as pathogens and the liver will have a hard time in detoxification. You can, however, opt for soya milk, and if you are a vegan, the better.
The caffeine in coffee has the ability to snuff out energy received from nutritious food. You have to lay off caffeine for an entire week (we know that for some, the day does not begin without a coffee). Your body system will be cleared of toxins and you can get relief from stress, peaceful sleep and reduced fat.
Alcohol, when consumed during this period, can enhance the risk of intestinal, liver, throat and mouth cancers. Many of the nutrients such as vitamins, minerals are eliminated due to the diuretic activity.
Fat containing foods such as hydrogenated oils have been found to interrupt the thought processes in the brain. The conversion of fats to energy needed by the body are blocked.
The other foods or snacks to be avoided are
Honey, artificial sweeteners, maple syrup and sugar
Grains (example – even products such as pasta, cakes, biscuits, bread)
What To Eat
Any fruit (it is better if you opt for seasonal ones). Some examples:
Every vegetable under the universe (If you are allergic to some of them, avoid those in the salad or smoothie or diet of any kind).
3. Leafy Greens
- Turnips Greens
- Collard Greens
- Spinach or Swiss Chard
- Cruciferous vegetables
- Basil leaves
- Lemon Balm
It is advisable that you include organic varieties of fruits or vegetables.
Water – you can have at least two to three litres per day. Ensure that you drink pure water instead of having one from a chlorinated or brominated plant.
Although it is true that you have opted for a liver cleansing to get back your healthy body from the toxins, it is also mandatory that you have to take care of the nutrients that you need for daily activity. A loss of nutrients can lead to dizziness, nausea and can result in accidents.
It is advisable that you include lots of fruits and vegetables in the diet.
Nearly thirty to forty percent of the diet should consist of the above mentioned categories. Juices and smoothies are another way of satisfying your hunger the natural and healthy way.