Quick rescue for a burdened liver. This drink will speed up the cleansing of the body

Quick rescue for a burdened liver.  This drink will speed up the cleansing of the body

Stinging in the side is a common post-holiday ailment related to liver dysfunction. Easter delicacies burden the organ, which is unable to effectively cleanse the body of toxins. But you can help him. In just a few minutes you will prepare a tasty detox for the liver.

The liver performs many important functions in the body. It is responsible, among other things, for the production of bile, which facilitates the digestion of fats and carbohydrates (sugars). The organ also plays a very important role in cleansing the body of toxins. It removes or neutralizes harmful metabolic products, for example compounds formed during the metabolization of drugs. However, its action is hampered by an improper diet. You can see this especially during Easter, when we often eat fatty, hard-to-digest meals with alcohol. Fortunately, there are ways to support your liver. One of them is drinking a beetroot smoothie.

How to make a beetroot smoothie for the liver?

First, peel two beets, cut them into smaller pieces and throw them into the blender. Then add the juice of half a lemon, three teaspoons of sugar and a glass of water. Mix all the ingredients until smooth and pour the resulting mixture into a glass. Preparing the drink will take you no more than 15 minutes. Drink it once a day for about seven days. After this time, take a break of at least four weeks. Remember that excess beetroot cocktail may be harmful, causing unpleasant gastric symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea or constipation.

The beetroot cocktail has a quite characteristic, slightly earthy taste. If you want to soften it a bit, you can add apple, carrot or pomegranate juice to the drink. A pinch of grated or ground ginger will also work well. In fact, the selection of individual ingredients depends on your needs and preferences. However, it is important to use fresh, good quality products.

How does beetroot smoothie affect the liver?

Beetroot cocktail contains many valuable microelements, including betaine. This compound is responsible for the red color of the vegetable. It also performs many other important functions. It has antioxidant properties. It provides a balance between free radicals and antioxidants, thus slowing down the aging process of cells, reducing tissue inflammation and protecting against various types of diseases. It limits the accumulation of fat in the liver, thus reducing the risk of cirrhosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. At the same time, it improves the functioning of the organ. It has antibacterial properties, eliminates urea from the body, and lowers the concentration of “bad cholesterol”.

Who shouldn't try a beetroot smoothie?

Contraindications to drinking a beetroot cocktail include gout, kidney stones and rheumatism. Vegetables, which are the main ingredient of the drink, contain large amounts of oxalates, which may exacerbate the above-mentioned diseases. Moreover, the cocktail is also not recommended for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic digestive system diseases. If you have any doubts, consult your GP before adding a beetroot smoothie to your diet.

How else to support an overloaded liver?

It is worth giving up drinking alcohol and making sure to eat easily digestible meals at regular intervals (every three or four hours). A good solution may also be to include appropriate herbs and spices in your diet, such as milk thistle, artichoke, dandelion, peppermint or turmeric.

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