Nutrition Tips with Julia O’Loughlin, RHN
Did you know that the liver performs over 500 metabolic functions? Some of it’s most important functions include: processing digested food from the intestines,controlling levels of fats, amino acids and glucose in the blood , combating infections in the body, clearing the blood of particles and infections including bacteria, neutralizing and destroying drugs and toxins, manufacturing bile, storing iron, vitamins and other essential chemicals, breaking down food and turning it into energy, manufacturing, breaking down and regulating numerous hormones including sex hormones, and making enzymes and proteins which are responsible for most chemical reactions in the body, for example those involved in blood clotting and repair of damaged tissues.
Be good to your liver by eating the following foods that help to cleanse, strengthen and tonnify this amazing organ:
Alfalfa, Amaranth, Apple, Artichoke, Asparagus, Beets, Blueberry, Cabbage, Carrot, Cayenne, Celery, Chicory, Chlorella, Cinnamon, Citrus (lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange), Dandelion greens, Ginger, Green beans, Kale, Leeks, Legumes, Lettuce, Lima beans, Olives and olive oil, Onion, Parsnip, Peas, Peppers, Plums, Quinoa, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Sorrel, Spirulina, Strawberry, Turmeric, and Apple Cider Vinegar.