juicing for health and weight loss Join juicing coach Rika Susan for juicing tips, juice recipes, nutrition news and weight loss help
JUICING HOME      BOOK BUZZ      JUICING AND MEDICATION      JUICING BASICS      CHOOSING A JUICER
JUICE BENEFITS      GET YOUR FREEBIES     METABOLIC COOKING     ONLINE HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES
FIND MORE JUICING RECIPES!     JUICING FOR WEIGHT LOSS     JUICING FOR KIDS
ABOUT BEST-JUICING.COM   CONTACT US    DISCLAIMER    PRIVACY POLICY

Get all the recipes you will ever need with Rika's JuicePicker

Quality FREE Juicing, Nutrition and Fitness Ebooks!
Click here for the best freebie juicing, weight loss and fitness ebooks
CLICK HERE NOW!

Find Articles About...
Juicing Basics
Choosing A Juicer
Juicing Benefits

Latest Articles
Honey vs Sugar! Why Is Sugar Bad For You? Is Honey Better?
Best Juicing For Weight Loss Recipes
Juicer Recipes For Kids - My Best Juicing Tips For Beginners
Health Benefits Of Juicing Herbs And Spices
Beginners: Best fruits and vegetables to juice
Are Juicers Flu Fighters? Natural Remedies For Colds And Influenza
Best Liver Support Foods, Plus Digestive Detox Juice Recipe
It's Juicer vs Blender And Smoothie vs Juicing
Fruits And Vegetables Good For Hair Growth
Fat-Burning Fruits And Vegetables
Stress And Cortisol Can Cause Weight Gain. Foods To Reduce Stress - Plus Juice Recipes
Health Benefits Of Beetroot Juice, Plus Beet Juice Recipe
How To Wash Vegetables, Plus Dirty Dozen Vegetables And Fruits List
What Does Vitamin D3 Do For Your Health?
My Top 5 Antioxidant Fruits for Juicing. Plus Blueberry Brain-Booster Smoothie Recipe
The Best Post-Workout Smoothie Recipes And Juices?
Can Juicing Fruits And Vegetables Help To Improve Digestive Health?
My 10 Best Vegetables To Juice! Plus Top Vegetable Health Benefits
Is Kiwi Skin Good For You? How About Watermelon Rind? Health Benefits Of Skins!
9 Vegetables And Fruits Good For Your Skin
2 Easy And Nutritious Fruit And Vegetable Juice Recipes - And How To Quickly Find More!
How To Protect Eye Health With Juice Recipes

More Articles
What Is Lycopene Good For? The Benefits Of Lycopene Foods

Testimonial
"I was very pleased with the quick response from Rika and her extensive knowledge about greens and how to make good tasting juices. She was able to tell me what greens are toxic also; I did not know that carrot greens were toxic! This is really important to a newbie such as myself. I look forward to visiting the site in the future as I juice my way to good health." - Gail S.

Search This Site!

Web Best-Juicing.com

Popular Articles
Champion Juicer
Citrus Juicer
Commercial Juicer

Book Buzz
View Rika Susan's Favorite Juicing Recipe Reads

Best Liver Support Foods, Plus Digestive Detox Juice Recipe

liver support after overindulging

We are all exposed to a variety of toxins in our daily living. These can come from many different sources, such as the environment or the types of foods we eat. Sometimes we also overindulge, especially on festive days or during the holiday season. This is when I get lots of questions such as...

  • Are there specific liver support foods I can concentrate on when juicing?
  • Is it necessary for a juice detox as such?
  • Why is it important to keep the normal detoxification process in my body functioning at an optimal level?
  • What are the best fruits and veggies to juice after overindulging?
  • Can vegetable juice help with liver detoxification?

You see, when your body's natural detox system is sluggish or not functioning optimally, it can lead to chronic inflammation. This creates all sorts of havoc in your body. Many common illnesses and age-related health issues start with chronic inflammation. So, it is crucial to take good care of yourself to avoid this state.

I thought it might be helpful to give you a few quick tips covering the most important liver support foods, as well as my Digestive Detox juice recipe.


On a side note...

Click here for your Freebie Report!

Do you have cravings for sweets & fast foods? Download '5 Veggies That Burn Fat Fast' (FREE!)

  • THIS veggie can reduce cravings by up to 95%... (p18)
  • Why THESE veggies can affect fat cell size... (p12)
  • Better calorie control with THIS veggie... (p24)
  • Activate 'brown fat' with these... (p26)
CLICK HERE to download '5 Veggies That Burn Fat Fast' for free!


Now, I don't recommend liver 'cleanses' or a juice detox as such, unless recommended by a medical practitioner and done under medical supervision. Your body actually is wonderfully equipped to take care of a natural liver detox all on its own. In fact, this happens all the time in your body!

What you can do though, is to make sure that your body gets the right nutrients to support this process and to keep it functioning optimally. As your liver is where much of the natural detoxing takes place, certain liver support foods can be of great help. Many fruits and vegetables are loaded with substances that are made to promote liver health.

Liver Support Foods

Let's run through some of the most important fruits and veggies you can use in your juices to support your liver, especially after overindulging.

1. Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous veggies in juiced form are known to be soothing for the whole digestive tract. In addition, they are uniquely packed with fat-burning properties and the substances your body needs for optimal detoxification.

According to The World's Healthiest Foods[1], broccoli is one prime example. Broccoli has 3 specific glucosinolates that play a crucial role in the whole detoxification process in your body. These phytonutrients help to get the detox process started, work to neutralize toxins and also enable your body to get rid of the 'bad guys'.

Broccoli has the highest concentration of these particular glucosinolates, but cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, etc. will also be helpful.

2. Sulfur-Containing Vegetables

If you have any ailment, particularly kidney or gallstones, please speak to your doctor before using these fruits and vegetables. Some of them are fairly high in oxalates. This may be something you need to avoid or limit in your diet. Also remember not to take your medication with juices, as they could affect the absorption

The cruciferous group above consists of sulfur-containing veggies. Apart from them, two of the two main sulfur-containing vegetables are garlic and onions. For obvious reasons these two are not so popular in juice recipes! However, be sure to use them in your cooking as often as you can.

3. Leafy Greens

All your leafy greens are liver support foods. The more bitter they taste, the better. Rocket and dandelion are popular choices, but can be quite potent. Take it slow if you are not used to these.


On a side note...

Click here for your Freebie Report!

Do you have cravings for sweets & fast foods? Download '5 Veggies That Burn Fat Fast' (FREE!)

  • THIS veggie can reduce cravings by up to 95%... (p18)
  • Why THESE veggies can affect fat cell size... (p12)
  • Better calorie control with THIS veggie... (p24)
  • Activate 'brown fat' with these... (p26)
CLICK HERE to download '5 Veggies That Burn Fat Fast' for free!


4. Other Fruits And Vegetables

Here is a list of other natural liver detox foods you can select from...

  • Lemon
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Artichoke
  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Rosemary
  • Fresh ginger
  • Parsley

5. Three Quick Liver Support Tips

  1. Drinking THIS first thing in the morning can be very helpful for your liver.
  2. You might also consider asking at your health store about milk thistle. This can offer some additional protection and support for your liver.
  3. Be sure to drinking enough water during the day to flush out toxins
liver support foods

Digestive Detox Juice Recipe

1 Apple
2 Pears
4 Medium carrots
Handful rocket leaves
6 Broccoli florets
1 Medium beet
1 Lemon

Method
  1. Discard carrot greens, as these are toxic
  2. Wash all your ingredients
  3. Quarter pears and apple. Don't peel, but discard seeds
  4. Trim carrot ends
  5. Bunch up the rocket leaves before juicing.
  6. Peel beet thinly if required and cut into chunks
  7. Peel lemon thinly and discard skin. Retain as much white pith as possible
  8. Juice, adding the rocket and broccoli with carrots and apple for best results
  9. Pour over crushed ice and enjoy!

I hope you will find this list of liver support foods helpful. Of course, these are not just for juicing, but for use in delicious, crispy salads and your cooking as well. Just try to keep things as natural as possible when preparing your foods. Don't use bottled, processed salad dressings, for instance. Here is a great all-natural salad dressing you can easily prepare in a few minutes. Enjoy!

> From the juicing for health desk of Rika Susan

References:
1. The World's Healthiest Foods



© Best-Juicing.com 2006 - 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  Sitemap