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How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-3

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies

 

Greens -Amaranth, coriander, curry leaves, methi, spinach.

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  • Should always be green and crisp

 

Root vegetable- Onions, carrots, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes.

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  • It must have smooth skin, smell fresh.

  • Avoid choosing green potatoes & the ones with buds (sprouted).

Liver Cleansing Cycle

Food Taken to Cleanse Liver

Garlic:
Garlic contains allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing

Grapefruit:
Eating or drinking grapefruit juice can help your liver flush out carcinogens and toxins.

Beets:
Beets are high in plant-flavonoids, which can improve the overall functions of your liver.

Leafy Greens:
Leafy greens like spinach and lettuce have the ability to neutralize metals, chemicals and pesticides that may be in our foods, and act as a protective mechanism for the liver

Green Tea

Green tea is full of plant antioxidants known as catechins, which have been known to improve the functions of our liver.

Avocados:
Avocados produce a type of antioxidant called glutathione, which is needed for our livers to filter out harmful materials.

Crucferous Vegetables: 
Cruciferous veggies like broccoli and Brussels sprouts also increase the amount of glucosinolate (organic compounds) in our bodies that helps create enzyme production for digestion.

Lemons:
Lemons help our bodies cleanse out toxic materials and aid the digestion process.

Turmeric:
Used as a spice, tumeric has been known to help our bodies digest fats and stimulate the production of bile. It can also act as a natural form of detox for your liver.

Walnuts:
Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids, which help support our liver through its cleansing process.