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liver love August 20, 2010

Filed under: Nature Overwhelms Me — lalunaunita @ 10:44 am

I was thinking about our bodies and habits the other day and got to thinking about organs specifically.  Most of our parts complain if we don’t treat them right.  We coddle our sour stomachs after a night of beer and hot dogs, we favor our extremities if they are sore after exercising too hard.  We eat foods that bust cholesterol for the sake of our hearts and drink lots of water to help out the kidneys.  But what about the liver?  The liver never complains, in my experience.  My liver is such a champ – taking junk food and alcohol and breaking it down for me, no sweat.  No whining, no odd, hard-to-place pains.  So I thought I’d try to find out what I could do to reward my little trooper!

It turns out that most of my diet already is the reward to my liver.  The typical rainbow-colored fruits and veggies that are recommended for our health are also recommended for our livers, to help them detoxify, produce new cells, and continue to be all-around bad asses.

Here are some stock photos of my very favorite liver friendly foods:

I also found a recipe for “Liquid Green Drink” which is supposed to regenerate your liver… I don’t know if that should be regenerate or rejuvenate, but it still sounds neat.

Ingredients:

1 lemon’s juice
1 tbsp chlorophyll
1 tbsp aloe vera juice
8 oz water

I would add to that 1 tbsp agave nectar, unless the aloe vera juice is pre-sweetened.  Sounds fairly inoffensive to me!

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