The liver is an important organ, one of whose functions is detoxification. The body can get rid of free radicals and toxic substances on its own, so you don’t need to drink miracle cocktails or anything like that. It is necessary to maintain the health of the liver. How to do it?
Have you ever felt a lack of appetite, weakness or nausea? We are sure that there were such cases. Remember, at these moments you could drink? Most likely, yes. This happens because the liver “requires” liquid that helps “wash out” harmful accumulations of toxins.
Fasting also helps liver health in some cases. One of the most common and well-known ways to fast is religious fasting, which is usually based on a normal healthy diet. It is not entirely correct to think that you need to eat nothing at all in order to heal the body. Of course, there are such radical methods. But if you do not eat for more than 2 days, the body and all internal organs are very exhausted; during this period almost all water-soluble vitamins are excreted from the body. And if you take into account the fact that most people usually eat unhealthy food, smoke and regularly drink alcohol, which causes deficiencies of useful substances, such fasting can be very dangerous for health and life.
There are many better methods of healing the liver and the whole body. The main thing is to remember that strict diets or even short-term fasting should be prescribed by a nutritionist. Let’s consider tips that will help the health of the liver and not harm the body.
- Drink juices. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, beetroot, carrot juice are very useful for the liver. People with gastritis and stomach ulcers should not drink beetroot and citrus juices. They are also contraindicated for those who are allergic to citrus fruits. If there are no such pathologies, then in order to normalize the detoxification processes, you can eat half an orange an hour before going to bed.
- The leader in the content of substances that help neutralize toxins is black radish. First, take 10 ml of its juice before meals (at least three times a day). Gradually increase the dosage to 100 ml. It is better to dilute fresh radish juice with a small amount of water before taking it. The contraindication of this method is the same as the previous one; it is not suitable for those who have a stomach ulcer or gastritis.
But if you have fatigue for more than 6 months, you notice yellowing of the skin or sclera, see a doctor urgently. These symptoms may be a sign of infectious liver diseases, such as hepatitis C. In this case, juices and a healthy diet will not help the liver, it is necessary to take special antiviral drugs, such as Hepcinat or Ledifos, because the health of the liver is in danger. Chronic hepatitis C is a serious infection of the liver which occurs following an infection with the hepatitis C virus. Upon reaching the cells of the liver, the virus begins to multiply, which it achieves by means of copying its RNA. This can lead to cirrhosis of the liver.