World Liver Day: 5 Foods That Can Detoxify The Liver
Turmeric:Turmeric contains a fat soluble ingredient called curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric also ensures the natural and smooth flow of the ‘bile duct,' a liver cleanser. Turmeric prevents alcohol and toxins from turning into harmful compounds that can damage the liver. Adding turmeric in a glass of hot milk makes the absorption of curcumin easy.
Apple: The old saying ‘An Apple a Day Keeps The Doctor Away' is possibly meant for the largest internal organ of the body, the liver. One cannot survive without the liver for more than 24 hours. Apples are rich in polysaccharide pectin, a soluble fibre that aids the liver in removing toxins and bad cholesterol from the body. Apples also contain a naturally cleansing nutrient called malic acid that eliminates toxins from the blood.
Green and Leafy Vegetables: Leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale and arugula have the power to neutralise heavy metals, toxic elements and pesticides. Broccoli contains enzymes that can eliminate toxins and purify the liver.
Walnuts: Walnuts contain a compound called amino acid arginine that helps remove toxic ammonia from the liver. It can convert ammonia into urea which is then easily eliminated through urine. Walnuts help in oxygenating the blood. Omega-3 fatty acids and glutathione which are found in walnuts are great toxin purifiers.
Garlic: The sulphur compounds in garlic activate enzymes that help in flushing out the toxic elements from the liver through urine. Garlic is also rich in nutrients like allicin and selenium which helps detoxify and protect the liver from any kind of damage.