The liver is one of the hardest working organs in your body. It is responsible for over 500 functions, performs important roles in your immune system, metabolism, digestive system and the detoxification system.
It is most commonly known as the bodies main detoxification organ. Detoxification is an important process that keep your body free from disease and healthy, through the removal of toxins.
The liver filters your blood, which means that it is working all everyday, to protect your body from the damage that toxins can do to you.
How Beets Support a Healthy Liver?
Beets are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorous, manganese, and contains betaine, carotene and B complex.
Betaine is a substance that helps in protecting the liver and stimulating the flow of bile. It also plays a role in reducing levels of homocysteine in the blood, as per the National Institutes of Health.
Betaine is found in the flesh and peel of the beet, but is mainly concentrated in the top of the beet wherein the leaves connect. Betaine is important for proper liver function, in helping promote the flow of bile and fat metabolism. Also, it can help protect the liver from the impact of alcohol on the liver, which makes beets an excellent support for detox.
1. Green Smoothie for Liver Detox
1 peeled lemon
1/2 cup dandelion greens
1/2 cup parsley
1/2 rib celery
2 peeled oranges
1. Put all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
2. Beet Juice for a Healthy Liver
1 peeled lemon
Handful of parsley
1. Combine all ingredients and run through a juicer.