This post is written by our guest blogger, Juicing with Julie.
Before I began writing this blog post, I did a survey on the Juicing with Julie fan page and asked my followers whether I should stick with a fun St. Patty’s Day Theme this week, or do something more “health related” like a Liver Detoxifying Juice. The majority vote came in with a liver juice, but then I thought, “Why not combine the two!?” How about a Liver Cleansing “Green” Juice Tonic? Gotta keep ‘em all happy, right!? Wishing everyone a Happy HEALTHY St. Patrick’s Day!!! Hope you find that Pot O’ Gold you’re looking for! 😉
Now, let’s get to the good stuff …
The Role of the Liver in Detoxification
Your liver is the second largest organ in your body, with skin being number one. It is your liver that is responsible for processing virtually everything you consume and turning it into glucose that is used as fuel. But, since everything you consume passes through your liver, it means your liver is subjected to a whole array of toxins such as pesticides, hormones, food additives, alcohol, medications, and much more on a regular basis.
Your first line of defense against toxins is your liver. Cleansing the liver helps it produce efficient bile, which helps your body flush toxins and break down fat more effectively. Many fruits and vegetables help to cleanse the liver, but dandelion greens are particularly effective.
This amazing green helps to increase bile flow so that the liver can be properly detoxed. The incredible mineral and vitamin density of these greens also helps flush out toxins, binding to them and transferring them to the kidneys to be eliminated via urination.
Celery is also a diuretic, which increases urine flow to help expel toxins at a faster rate, while ginger helps to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and any inflammation that might be harming our precious detox organs.
Liver Cleansing Green Juice Tonic
- 1 bunch organic dandelion greens
- 5 large organic carrots
- 1 head organic celery
- 2 lemons
- 4-5 inches ginger
- Optional: add 2 Granny Smith apples (to make dandelion greens less bitter)
- Take the above ingredients and juice them in a juicer. Enjoy!
- CNCAHealth.com, Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Liver
- naturalcuresnotmedicine.com, Detox Your Liver By Using These 5 Ingredients
IMPORTANT: Pregnant or nursing women should not participate in any type of juice fast or detox program. But, they can incorporate fresh, organic juice into a well-rounded, healthy meal plan.
Julie Kemeny aka Juicing with Julie is a leading coach and expert in the juicing industry. She is most recognized for creating the 30-Day Juice Feast & Weight Loss Challenge and has helped transform thousands of people’s lives around the globe through the Power of Juicing. Julie coaches, trains, motivates and educates health enthusiasts on the juicing lifestyle through her international private coaching, guided group programs, and juicing classes. Connect with Julie on Facebook for juicing tips, advice, and recipes: https://www.facebook.com/JuicingWithJulie/