These are the best foods to detox the liver!


0:00 Introduction: Foods for a liver detox
0:10 Functions of the liver 
4:10 Symptoms of a damaged liver 
4:55 Liver-cleansing foods

Today I’m going to cover the best foods to reestablish the full function of your liver, to help your liver detoxify at the highest level. 

The main function of the liver is to detoxify toxins. The liver doesn’t store toxins unless you have a fatty liver because the toxins are stored in the fat cells. When your liver is inflamed, it heals with scar tissue, leading to cirrhosis and many other health issues. 

A few main functions of the liver:
• It can detoxify 
• It makes bile 
• It produces hormones 

Symptoms of a damaged liver:
• Itchiness 
• Jaundice
• Lethargy 
• Achy joints 
• Nausea 
• Lowered cognitive function 
• Gallstones 

The best foods for the liver:
1. Cruciferous vegetables (sulforaphane) 
• Help detoxify the liver 
• Help the liver get rid of inflammation 
• Help to quickly detoxify things like caffeine, drugs, chemicals, and poisons 
• Can help enhance liver function
• Can help decrease complications from diabetes 
• Can help decrease free radical damage 
• Can help improve sensitivity to insulin
• Can help improve insulin resistance 
• Help support blood sugars 

2. Garlic (sulfur)
• Helps detoxify the liver 
• Acts as a natural antibiotic 
• Is antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral 
• Helps strip off fat from the liver 
• Is high in vitamin B1 
• Is anti-inflammatory 
• Is a powerful antioxidant 
• Has anti-cancer properties 

3. Turmeric (curcumin)
• Helps reduce inflammation 
• Helps detoxify heavy metals 
• Helps repair and regenerate liver function
• Helps stabilize the mitochondria (it’s anti-cancer)
• It can help decrease fat on the liver 

4. Beets 
• Help detox the liver 
• Help reduce liver enzymes 
• Help activate the release of bile salts (decrease fat in the liver)
• Help protect liver cells
• Help reduce inflammation in the liver 

5. Mushrooms 
• Are high in glutathione (supports the liver)
• Help protect liver cells 

6. Avocados 
• Help repair and stabilize the liver 
• Are high in glutathione (supports the liver)
• Are anti-inflammatory 

7. Extra virgin olive oil 
• Can help improve liver enzymes
• Can help decrease fat on the liver 
• Can help improve insulin sensitivity 
• Can help reduce insulin resistance 
• Is a powerful anti-inflammatory 

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    62 replies to "The BEST Foods to Clean Out Your Liver"

    • Jayashre# Saash

      1.Cruciferous Vegetables- 4:55
      2.Garlic- 8:05
      3.Turmeric- 8:42
      4.Beets- 10:29
      5.Mushrooms- 11:29
      6.Avocados- 11:53
      7. Extra virgin Olive oil- 12:31

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      • Your food is your medicine

        ❤️From experience. fennel; Ashwagandha. Curcumin is very excellent for liver dysfunction caused by inflammation ❤️

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    • Ronald Kragnes

      4:55 1) cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, radish, arugula, wasabi, mustard, mustard greens) …raw cabbage, coleslaw, sauerkraut
      8:05 2) Garlic
      8:42 3) Turmeric (Curcumin)
      10:29 4) Beets
      11:29 5) Mushrooms
      11:53 6) Avocado
      12:31 7) Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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    • Chris Svenningson

      This video by Dr. Eric is extremely important for everyone. His thoroughness on this particular subject matter will benefit anyone who is focused on respecting and loving their bodies. My T2D has been in full control with this type of eating. I am also a former Chef and my hobby is to gain as much knowledge as possible to maintain excellent nutrition. Thank you Dr. Eric and please keep the videos coming !!

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      Thank you doc for your advice. I started intermittent fasting a year ago and I’ve reduced my weight by >20%. All my pre-diabetes and obesity symptoms disappeared. When I plateaued in my weight loss, I went OMAD and broke my fast every day with a green smoothie loaded with most of the food listed in this video and it helped me to break through while feeling better than ever. I’ve heard from a friend naturopath that turmeric effects are enhanced if combined with black pepper and fat.
      In my green smoothie, I used to put: a handful of raw kale or cabbage, 1/2 cup of blueberries or raspberries, a tropical fruit (banana, mango or pineapple), a clove of garlic, 1 tbsp of turmeric, pepper freshly milled, a pinch of salt, 1/2 avocado, 1 tbsp of grape seed oil, 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, some organic apple cider vinegar or some lime juice, a few goji berries, a spoon of monkey bread flour, and a selection of spices: cayenne pepper, cinnamon, marjolaine, nutmeg, thyme, rosemary, ginger… in small quantities. All diluted in water or kombucha tea. Every day I am combining those ingredients for not eating twice the same smoothie.
      I’ve heard from a study that breaking fast with carbs is a mistake that could cancel the benefits of fasting, and it’s better to break with proteins, fat or vegetables. From my experience with the daily smoothie to break fast, it worked. I went from 31% body fat to 20%. My goal is to reach 14%.

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        You can do half a cup of olive oil.

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      I include garlic religiously in almost everything I eat. My preferred choice of oils is olive oil and as for turmeric, I include that in my daily disease prevention morning wellness drink. At 50, I feel far more alive, vibrant, clear headed and stronger than I EVER felt in my 20’s during college when my diet consisted of beer, pizza and Chinese take out!!!

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      • Leonor Sabeniano

        Thank you very much for your advice of what foods can detoxify our liver. I will now take these foods for my daily menu.More power Doc.

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    • XenoGuru

      Turmeric and Milk Thistle saved my life. After a week of taking them with fasting;
      I was eating WAY less than I used to, probably from my blood sugar and insulin finally balancing out after years of poor eating habits.
      I’m back under 200 lbs for the first time in 9 years. Thank you for the great advice Doc

      • Nadia Black

        Can anyone in here please tell me how to use the turmeric and when buying milk thistle, what to buy ? Thanks

      • XenoGuru

        @Nadia Black They all come in capsule form. You can find it at any vitamin store. The powder or seed form is more difficult to find; you normally have to look in a special type of grocery store for them

      • Nadia Black

        @XenoGuru great thanks for the info, I wasn’t sure how to buy them for the best. I have a good shop near me I will get them tomorrow, thanks again

      • S Becker

        @Nadia Black I make up a drink called golden milk which has turmeric in it. I understand turmeric is best taken with oil and black pepper to make it more bio-available. I use almond milk and also add ashwangandha and honey.

      • Annabel Boulton

        ​@shelley ann alleyne Yes, I had migrane. Maybe because of my body was detoxificating

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      This is amazingly uncomplicated. Very encouraging and motivating. Not overloaded with unnecessary information. Thank you for leading us into a better way to deal with a damaged liver. Kudos and respect. Better than an expensive doctors appointment. Wow

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