Here is how you can perform detoxes for multiple organs!
Liver and GallbladderThe liver is a very important organ. It helps with digestion, stores energy, helps blood to clot, and breaks down medicines and alcohol so that the body can safely process them. It also makes bile that is stored in the gallbladder. This bile is used to help the gut digest fats. (source) It is easy to see that if something is wrong with one or both of these organs, the body will not function as it should. There are plenty of liver and gallbladder flushes or detoxes available for use. However, for those who are new to the detox game, adding the fruits and vegetables listed below to your diet is a good start.
How to Detox the Liver and Gallbladder!First, as with any detox diet, you must cut out the foods that will hinder your progress. This includes, for example, processed foods or foods with added sugar. Once you cut out the bad, you will reap far more benefits from the good. For the liver, you can eat garlic, grapefruit, beets, carrots, green tea, leafy green vegetables, avocados, apples, quinoa, buckwheat, cruciferous vegetables, lemons, limes, walnuts, cabbage, and turmeric. For the gallbladder, consume real apple juice, citrus fruits, unrefined olive oil, lemon juice, and lots of water.
PancreasThe pancreas is an important part of the digestive system. It produces enzymes and hormones that the small intestine uses to further break down food. It also produces and secretes insulin into the bloodstream to help the body regulate its blood sugar levels. (source) This organ needs to be in top working order at all times.
How to Detox the Pancreas!Once again, the first step in your detox diet is to remove any toxic food. Time to get rid of fast food, processed foods, or foods high in added sugar. You wouldn't dry off while still in the shower, would you? And you wouldn't put fresh oil in your car without draining the old, mucky oil, first. Along the same vein, you shouldn't detox your pancreas unless you are cutting out the bad foods that may have caused it harm in the first place. So, ditch the toxic food, then you'll be ready to add in the good stuff! For the pancreas, it is important to start the day with lemon, kiwi, papaya, or pineapple juice. Also, increase the amount of vitamin B rich leafy green vegetables in your diet. Hot baths and showers are important as well, along with reducing stress. To reduce stress and improve the health of your pancreas, try any of the following:
- Keep a journal---this will help you process and clear your mind
- Exercise---even if it's just walking outdoors. Yoga is great, too!
- Practice deep breathing several times throughout the day
- Introduce meditation into your morning routine---even if it's only five-minute sessions