Your liver filters your blood and eliminates any toxins it may contain. It also plays a role in metabolism and improving digestion.
A diet rich in fatty foods, refined sugars, food additives and excessive amounts of alcohol can put a strain on the liver, as it works overtime to protect the body from their harmful effects.
Prescription medication also goes through this organ and can lead to toxic build-up.
Thankfully, you can detox your liver with a spoonful of olive oil and lemon juice.
Why Take Olive Oil And Lemon Juice?
A poor diet can result in free fatty acid delivery to the liver and increased hepatic triglyceride (TG) accumulation and may result in fatty liver disease. Fatty Liver disease affects about 90 million Americans and is a major risk factor for diabetes, heart attacks, and even cancer.
Research published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology concluded that an olive oil-rich diet protects against this disease by decreasing the accumulation of TGs in the liver and TG levels after meal.
Another study confirmed the benefits of extra-virgin olive oil against chronic liver injury. This is thanks to its antioxidant effects and its ability to regulate the function of liver cells and boost metabolism.
Not only does lemon juice help detox the liver, it also helps protect the organ from damage. A study published by Indian researchers showed that hesperidin (a citrus bioflavonoid found in lemons) demonstrated the ability to protect the liver from toxic damage.
How To Take Lemon And Olive Oil
First thing in the morning, mix one tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of lemon juice in a small bowl and drink immediately.
This mixture should be consumed on an empty stomach before breakfast.
Detoxing your liver isn’t enough on it’s own, you also need to make a few lifestyle changes.
Liver health is maintained by abstaining from alcohol, eating fresh whole food and avoiding over-the-counter medication whenever possible.