Flush Your Liver For Glowing Skin
By NewBeauty Editors |
Of all the organs in your body, the liver has the most stress on it. It's responsible for cleansing the blood and removing toxins from the body among other things. Your liver is basically your body's filter. What's even more miraculous is that your liver can take a lot of abuse and still bounce back if given the time to rejuvenate. That's where the liver flush comes in.
Austin, TX, nutritionist Cheryl Wheeler Duncan says that the typical American high-fat diet adds additional stress on the liver. “As people age you can see the effects of an overly stressed liver. People can get a puffy look where the face is fuller and the mid section gets bigger. This could mean that the liver isn't working as good.”
If you're considering an intensive flush, Duncan strongly suggests doing so while under the watch of a certified nutritionist. You're going to have to ease yourself into it starting with less intensive cleanses like juicing. A simple way you can help your liver out is to eat a diet that's full of bitter greens such as dandelion greens, carrot tops, kale and even cilantro. Also incorporating herbs like milk thistle can really benefit your liver.
An example of a more intensive flush would be drinking a quarter cup of olive oil three times per day and then following that with a half of a lemon squeezed into a glass of water for three days. The olive oil is fatty so it loosens everything up, and lemon water breaks things down and forces the liver to release.
While on this intense flush, you'll need to rest and stay away from any strenuous exercise. This flush can also cause you to feel nauseous and fatigued. But afterwards, you'll feel much lighter and everything starts working better. Duncan, who has done the cleanse herself, noticed improvements in her complexion, nail and hair growth, and even had a healthy glow to her skin.
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