The health of the liver is the key to living a healthy life.
The liver supports almost every other organ in the body.
If you want to live, you'll need a healthy liver.
Did you know the liver is responsible for helping metabolize
fat? Optimizing your liver health can help you lose weight
and meet your weight loss goals. Here are 5 tips for liver
health (and weight loss)!
- Reduce/eliminate processed foods from your diet.
Pick up any frozen pizza or box of mac & cheese and
look at the ingredients. If there are things you can't
pronounce, they probably aren't great for your liver
(and the rest of your body). The liver is designed to
help filter natural toxins; the more foreign substances
and man-made toxins you ingest, the more difficult it
is for your liver to do its job. Processed foods can
significantly impact liver health in a negative way. Try
sticking to the outside of the grocery store (fresh fruits,
vegetables, and meats). Fresh foods are usually near
the perimeter of the store, while processed foods tend
to be within the middle aisles.
- Minimize stress! Stress is a fact of our modern lifestyle,
and isn't likely to go away. When you're under stress, it
can wreak havoc in your body, especially the digestive
system. Stress can lead to insomnia and can cause our
bodies to "burn out". Lack of sleep, on top of making
you feel bad and crave foods you might not normally
crave, actually changes the way your body works. It
affects your hormones, metabolism, and appetite.
- Try to cook at home. Even eating "healthy" foods in
restaurants aren't always as healthy as they claim to be.
You don't know what sauces or ingredients they put in
the dish, whether the ingredients have been processed
in any way, or if contain preservatives. (Which goes
back to reducing and eliminating processed foods.)
When you eat food you cook yourself, you know what's
in the food and you don't have to worry about additives
or subpar ingredients.
- Monitor meat and dairy intake. Meat can actually be
extremely taxing on the liver if you consume too much.
The consumption of meat and dairy produce byproducts
in the body that the liver has to process, so limiting the
amount you consume can help our your liver! In addition,
if the meat you are consuming has been given hormones
or antibiotics, your liver has to process those too. There
are plenty of non-dairy substitutes that you can use when
cooking to help minimize your diary intake. You don't have
to stop eating meat and dairy, just be aware of the quantity
- Do a liver cleanse! This can help flush toxins out of your
body and give your liver a helping hand. Detoxing is
important to keep your body healthy and can have many
benefits from better looking skin to improved mood, and
it can even support weight loss. Detoxing helps flush
toxins from your liver and other organs, which can help
them function more efficiently. Signs that you may need to
detox can include fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, rashes, acne,
digestive troubles, and blood sugar imbalances.
I hope these tips help, you to live a HEALTHY life. Get more
info on our LOVE YOUR LIVER Love Box, here <<
To Your Health!