Top 10 Foods That Detox Your Body and Cleanse Your Liver


Our liver is super important to keep our body healthy and clean. It converts nutrients, burns fat, stores vitamins and minerals, produces proteins and enzymes, and eliminates toxins and other waste materials. It performs so many vital functions that it is no wonder that it’s so prone to disease.

Our world is getting more toxic by the day. Pesticides, air pollution, GMOs, processed foods, chemical-laden cosmetic and household products are putting an extra weight on our body. Especially your liver will have to work extra hours to clean this mess up.

Here are the top 10 foods you may want to add to your daily diet to help support and heal your liver.

1.      Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are packed with health promoting nutrients that increase bile flow and help cleanse your liver and eliminate heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides. Leafy greens include spinach, kale, dandelion, arugula, bok choy, watercress, and chard.

2.      Garlic

Its sulfur-containing compounds activate the liver enzymes to eliminate more toxins from the body. Allicin and selenium, also found in garlic, are 2 other powerful compounds which protect the liver from toxic damage.

3.      Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, increase glucosinolate, which is known to flush out carcinogens and other waste materials.

4.      Avocado

Avocados are the best food to help repair a damaged liver. Some studies suggest that only eating 1 to 2 avocado a week for 30 days can have a tremendous effect. Not only do they help repair your liver, avocados also protect it against toxic overload and boost your liver to work more efficiently.

5.      Turmeric

And why not try and sprinkle some turmeric on your avocado to enhance its effect? Turmeric protects the liver against toxins, improves bile flow, and can also aid the regeneration of damaged cells.

6.      Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C which boosts the production of liver enzymes responsible for processing and eliminating toxins, fat, and other harmful substances.

7.      Beets

Beets are a good sources of plant flavonoids and beta-carotene which improve the overall functions of the liver.

8.      Apples

Apples are loaded with pectin to cleanse and eliminate toxins and waste from your digestive tract, which puts less pressure on your liver.

9.      Asparagus

Asparagus is a natural diuretic which aids the elimination of toxins and takes the pressure of your liver and kidneys.

10.Green Tea

This liver friendly beverage is packed with antioxidants, catechins, which assist the liver and help to flush out toxins and fat.


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Amy Goodrich
Amy is a life and food lover, certified biologist, and holistic health coach. She is the founder of the healthy lifestyle website and creator of the online program, After successfully changing her family’s health and happiness, she’s on a mission to help other people achieve the life and body they want. You can find here on Facebook or Google+ or get her free clean, whole food recipe eBook here: