Liver Cleansing Super Detox Smoothie
Your liver is one of the hardest working organs in your body. Responsible for over 500 functions, your liver performs essential roles in your metabolism, your immune system, your digestive system and your detoxification system.
Liver functions as the first line of defense against toxins and acts like a filter by preventing toxic substances contained in foods from passing into your blood stream. Keeping your liver in a top working condition is essential for maintaining a great health, and this liver cleansing super detox smoothie can help you cleanse your liver and restore all its vital functions.
In addition to removal of toxins, the liver is also responsible for protein synthesis, helping to regulate hormone activity, and production of biochemicals necessary for digestion.
It is of vital importance to do a colon cleanse before doing the liver detox. When the liver dumps, it dumps through the bile duct and out into the colon. If the colon is plugged, the waste backs up into the blood stream and this can make you feel extremely ill. Colon cleansing is prerequisite for all the other cleanses in the body so keep this in mind before you decide to do full body detox.
The key ingredient to this smoothie recipe is dandelion.All parts for the dandelion have a bitter bite. This taste comes from the flavonoids that give dandelion its well deserved “blood purifying” properties. These compounds work in the digestive system to increase the flow of urine. Unlike other diuretics, dandelion contains vast amounts of potassium that restore the mineral balance in the kidneys as toxins are flushed out.The high amount of vitamins, calcium, potassium and other trace minerals in dandelion balance the diuretic effects herbalists utilize when controlling a patient’s blood pressure. Healers also count on dandelion’s highly volatile and bitter constituents in the root to isolate toxins in the body and flush them from the system. It’s ironic that the poisons gardeners use to eradicate dandelions are the same toxins this plant offers to weed from our bodies.
Dandelion is in most liver tonics due to its oils, the bitter resins that stimulate the digestive system. The fiber in the whole plant is described as viscous because of its astonishing ability to absorb and transport toxins from the bowels out of the body, balance intestinal flora, and soothe the digestive tract in the process.
Detoxification is the word most people think of if they are familiar with dandelion’s herbal applications. There are few detox formulas on the market that don’t make use of this plant’s toxin elimination abilities. Dandelion should be best friend when recovering from illnesses- it can revive you after flu and common cold have taken their toll.
People with liver conditions, skin problems, hormonal changes ( menopause or adolescence) and arthritis ( including gout) can also benefit greatly from dandelion. Dandelion is also beneficial for natural treatment of fatty liver disease. Those with fatty liver disease will often accumulate excess fat surrounding the organ itself, contributing to an overabundance of body fat in the abdominal area.
Dandelion is also useful for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and unstable blood sugar levels. This plant is full of bitter constituents are not only excellent for stimulating the digestive system but offer anti-inflammatory benefits. Dandelion is also helpful as a lactation stimulator.
The essential oils within this common weed are documented as having both bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties to name a few. The intensity of these components means patients using prescription antibiotics would be wise to avoid dandelion until they have finished their treatment.
Prepare this smoothie and consume it on an empty stomach 7-10 days. Then make a break of 5 days and repeat the treatment once again.
Liver Cleansing Super Detox Green Smoothie:
- 4 kiwi, peeled
- 1/2 rib celery
- 1 lemon, peeled
- 1/2 cup dandelion greens (or other bitter green)
- 1/4 cup parsley
Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.