10 Ways to Detox Your Liver Naturally

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Think of your liver as the silent housekeeper in your body. It’s always there, working 24/7, cleaning up after you as you go about your day, taking care of what goes in and pushing stuff we don’t want back out. It’s a tough job in todays’ modern world, and if you don’t take care of your liver, you can get some fairly nasty health problems as a result.

Every single thing that goes into your body must be dealt with by your liver first. This is in addition to its other functions, such as putting those carbs, proteins, and fats to good use, helping with digestion, removing toxins, and storing essential nutrients. When you consume toxic substances such as sugar or alcohol, your liver has to go into overdrive, trying to detoxify your blood stream. Read more about common everyday habits that ruin your liver.

We can help our liver continue removing toxins from the body by giving it some of the foods, herbs, and other things it needs to help it cleanse and restore itself back to its proper working order.

Keep reading for the top 10 ways you can naturally detox your liver. It’s much easier than you imagine.


1.  Cilantro

Sometimes called coriander, this is a super cleansing herb that is so powerful, it can be used to purify water! This little green herb is great at removing heavy metals from the body.  Cilantro is very versatile. You can add it to salsa, tacos, salads, pastas, stir fry’s, and curries. If you really don’t’ like the taste, you can always buy cilantro extract as a supplement.


2. Methionine

This is an essential amino acid, which means it’s something we need to consume, as the body does not make it on its own. Methionine is important for several of the detox processes carried out by the liver. It also makes up part of an important compound called glutathione, which is an antioxidant that protects the liver and other cells in the body from damage from free radicals. You can buy this supplement at almost any health food store.


3. Lemon Water

Probably the best and easiest means of detoxing the liver. Simply squeeze the juice from one organic lemon into a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. The smell alone will help to wake you up and energize you! It’s been shown that the liver will produce more healthy enzymes when lemon is consumed with some water than with any other food that was tested. Although lemons are quite acidic, once they enter the body they become alkaline, which helps all areas of your body as cancer and inflammation cannot live in an alkaline environment.

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