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How to keep your liver healthy naturally

Liver is one of the most important organs in a human body. Eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. Your liver will thank you. You should also keep your weight under control, which helps prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that leads to cirrhosis. So don't neglect your liver.

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The following are some suggestions which you can apply to keep your liver strong and healthy without taking much medication:

Foods

Let us first start with foods that cleanse the liver:

Garlic: A small amount of this white bulb has the ability to activate liver enzymes.

Grapefruit: High in vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit increases the natural cleansing processes of the liver.

Beets and Carrots: Eating beets and carrots can help improve overall liver function.

Green tea: This beverage is full of plant antioxidants which assist liver function.

Leafy green vegetables: You can take leafy greens vegetables can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. These cleansing foods offer a powerful protective mechanism for the liver.

Apples: An apple a day keeps doctor away. Apples hold the chemical constituents necessary for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract

Olive oil: It helps the body to get rid of harmful toxins.

Cruciferous vegetables: Eating broccoli and cauliflower will increase the amount of glucosinolate in your system. These natural enzymes help flush out toxins. These are really good for keeping the functioning of your liver really strong.

Lemons & Limes: These citrus fruits contain very high amounts of vitamin C and are very good for not only for your liver but the whole body system.

Walnuts: Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids, which support normal liver cleansing actions

Cabbage: Eating cabbage stimulates two crucial liver detoxifying enzymes' stimulation that helps flush out toxins.

Turmeric: Turmeric helps boost liver detox by assisting enzymes.

Other liver cleanse foods not listed above include artichoke, asparagus, kale, and brussel sprouts.

Exercise

Now, we will talk a bit about some exercises that can help you to keep your liver healthy:

Regular exercise is an important component in fighting liver disease. To people with liver disease, the benefits of exercising are numerous.

Most health experts suggest a combination of aerobic and weight-bearing exercise for maintaining good health.

Disciplines often recommended for liver disease. Yoga, qi gong and tai chi can be beneficial to a great extent.  You can always choose some movements that work good for your liver. If you find a few easy and simple exercises  that you can do anywhere and you don't require major equipment, then that will help you to eep your liver healthy. You need these exercises because they offer a general sense of well-being. Exercises also provide strength to your mind. Exercises are necessary to increase the strength of your immune system, and increase energy.  

If you have a liver disease, the most common symptom that you will see is fatigue. By increasing efficiency of blood circulation exercise will help you to increase your energy levels. Exercise reduces total body fat. When an exercise causes contraction and relaxation in the mid-section, your organs get a workout.

Here are some liver exercise you can try:

Pressing:

To perform this, first lie on the back. Try to feel the liver with the fingers of your hands. To do that press gently up and down your ribs on the right side of the body. Perform this exercise 20 times. Slowly increase the number everyday until you reach 100.

Press and rub:

For this exercise, lie on your right side. Now, place the left hand over the liver. You need to massage your liver using the pad of a finger. To do that press the pad under the ribs.

Striking:

If you lightly thump your liver, it will enhance the healthy activity of the liver. Lie on your left side. Now, with the fist of your right hand, lightly strike on the area around the liver. Do it lightly but rapidly.

Some of these yoga poses can be very beneficial for your liver to function well: Kapalbhati Pranayama, Ardha Matsyendrasana and Dhanurasana.

But do all these asanas with proper guidance of a yoga expert.

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References

1. The Fatty Liver Bible & Ezra Protocol

2. Liver Diseases

3. Liver Transplantation