Did you know that your body stores toxins in your fat? It’s true! And with the help of this liver detox green juice, you can help your body reverse the process.
Your body stores these toxins in fat cells in order to prevent then from roaming freely and damaging your organs. These fat-soluble toxins (which can come from things like pesticides, preservatives, food additives, heavy metals, pollutants, plastics and other environmental chemicals) must be converted by the liver to become water soluble. If the liver is malfunctioning, these toxins are not properly converted by the liver and instead stored in fat cells.
Naturally getting rid of these toxins is not as difficult as it may seem. Leading an active lifestyle will help your body expel toxins through your skin. It will also allow stimulation of the lymphatic and cardiovascular system, which ensures proper waste removal. Eating well, and ensuring enough dietary fibre is consumed is also important. Periodically detoxing your liver is another crucial step. That’s where this juice comes in.
Kale is a great ingredient to help cleanse the liver. It is incredibly high in plant chlorophylls, which help suck up environmental toxins from the bloodstream before they even enter our fat cells. Ginger is another winner, which helps protect the digestive tract and provides a plethora of anti-inflammatory compounds.
Apples are also high in pectin, which is necessary for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract. Lemon is another natural liver-detoxifier, as it contains the compound hesperidin, a powerful bioflavonoid that protects the liver from toxic damage.
Liver Detox Green Juice Recipe
– 2 cups packed kale
– 3 apples
– 2 inches fresh ginger root
– 1 lemon (peeled)
– 1 tsp. hemp oil
Run all of the above ingredients through a juicer except for the hemp oil. Once finished juicing, stir in the 1 tsp. of hemp oil. Enjoy!