If you are feeling tired, headaches, bouts of indigestion and generally a bit grotty, it may not just be a nasty reaction to January! With our bodies still trying to recover from the indulgences of Christmas and New Year, it may be worth considering a liver detox. Sound scary? Not at all. By taking some simple steps, you can naturally start to detoxify your liver and boost your energy levels. A lot of it is simply common sense. * Cut out alcohol and avoid processed food as it will travel straight to your liver and can cause toxicity or damage. * No big surprise but, drink lots of water! It will improve the nutrient flow in your body and help omit waste products. It is definitely worth adding some lemon too. Although acidic in taste, they are alkaline-forming once digested, helping to restore balance to the body’s PH and is a great liver detoxifier. My grapefruit and lemon water, which you can find in Eat Clean: Wok Yourself to Health http://bit.ly/eatcleanbook, is a tasty way to enjoy the benefits of water. * Eat good quality organic food such as grapefruit, beets, carrots and leafy vegetables. Garlic is good for activating liver enzymes and flushing the body of toxins. Raw juices and potassium rich food, such as banana’s, are another great alternative. * Milk Thistle is a natural plant extract and helps protect liver cells from toxic chemicals and is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The supplements are widely available in health food shops and the staff will be able to advise you on which is best for you. * Finally, get some sleep! Our liver detoxes naturally at night so make sure you get in a few early nights. Time to give our body a natural boost to start the year. Love, Ching x
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