Without being a “kill joy” on the party season, most of us are well aware that the over indulgence of foods and alcohol is damaging to the liver and not exactly good for us. The liver acts as a constant complex filter, however too much festive spirit can wreak havoc on this major detoxing organ. When the liver is compromised, toxins re-circulate and can accumulate in the body, acting as a constant drain on health & vitality
Fortunately, there are measures you can do to reduce the consequences of excessive socialising. Thank goodness!
Liver supportive foods i.e beets, carrots, artichokes, garlic, leafy greens, avocados, apples, grapefruit (in moderation), olive oil can help activate liver enzymes that help your body flush out toxins.
Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day – the liver loves water.
Make sure you eat enough protein such as meat, eggs, nuts, seeds, fish, tofu and dairy. These are all good sources and help the liver to detox on a daily basis.
Increase omega-3’s i.e fish oil to help repair the damaged linings of our cells.
Exercise in fresh, clean air – helps with digestion, metabolism and of course helps with fitness.
Limit alcohol – aim for at least 2 alcohol free days a week & look for alcohol reduced options.
Limit additives, junk foods and take aways – regular consumption can bombard the liver.
Lastly, (wait for it) consider supporting your liver with herbs, homoeopathy or nutritional supplementation both in times of heavy demand and to help them re-set afterwards. We have teas, homeopathic, supplements, tonics and of course …… state of the art advice!