Juicing for Antioxidants for Liver Health



There are a variety of nutrients that aid the proper functioning of the liver. Plus, these days the liver needs three brilliant high pipes all the help it can get to detoxify the amount of pollution we are bombarded with. Produce is highly treated with chemicals, if it is not grown organic. Our water is polluted with heavy metals and chemicals. The air we breathe is polluted from, coal plants, oil refineries, gas emission from vehicles and smoking. On top of this, food is often highly processed and lacking the original god given nutrition it should contain. So we have to be smart about our lifestyle choices to improve our health by giving the liver the nutrition it needs to keep us filtered of toxins!

Antioxidants
Antioxidants are a group of vitamins, minerals and other food based chemicals that protect our cells from free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cancer by mutating DNA cells, and can cause heart disease by hardening artery walls through cell damage. All organs, including the liver, can be harmed by free radicals. Antioxidants also help to detoxify pollutants. This can unburden the liver’s load greatly and help it clear the body of toxins. Antioxidant vitamins are C, E and beta carotene.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the most beneficial antioxidants for liver health. It Orange, Lemon and Kiwi provides protection from free radicals and reduces damage to liver cells from harmful chemical toxins.

Great food sources include – citrus fruits, berries, kiwi, broccoli, cucumber and spinach.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant. It protects fats from becoming rancid due to free radical attacks. The cell membranes that protect the liver are fat based. So vitamin E helps protect the cells that protect the liver! A study has also shown that vitamin E can reduce the scar tissue in liver – which can lead to cirrhosis.

Great food sources include blackberries, apples and kiwis.

Beta Carotene
Beta carotene and other carotenoids are antioxidants that are essential for health and a strong immune system. Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the liver, which can help loosen up toughened and abused liver fibers and even restore them to health.

Great food sources include – blackberries, watermelon, peaches, kiwi, carrots, kale, spinach and broccoli.

Glutathione
If you want to know how to improve liver function, that go for glutathione, the supreme antioxidant. It is the best antioxidant at broccoli headsfighting free radicals and a powerful aid in detoxification. Low blood levels of this nutrient is directly linked to liver problems, toxicity, disease, and poor health. Increasing the amount of glutathione in our bodies is essentially one of the best things we can do for our livers. Glutathione will greatly unburden the liver of its toxic load. Although glutathione is made naturally in the body, its levels are low in most people due to toxic overload. However, there are foods which can help raise glutathione levels in the body. These include asparagus, spinach, and all cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts. Also, vitamin C intake helps to increase glutathione levels. To really enhance your glutathione levels, I highly recommend this product - immunocal

Liver Health Juice#1 – Glutathione Boost
20 asparagus heads
1 cup of broccoli heads
1 apple

The apple helps sweeten the greens to make this juice a little more palatable. Even though its not the tastiest juice in the world, it provide great liver support.

Liver Health Juice #2 – Super Dose Antioxidant Vitamins
apple_kiwi3 cups of blackberries
2 kiwis

Wash blackberries and peel kiwis before juicing. Both blackberries and kiwis are great sources of vitamins C and E, and a fair source of beta carotene. Yum!

Liver Health Juice #3 – Beta Carotene Super Dose
5 large carrots

Top and tail the carrots. Use organic! That way you won’t need to peel them! That will increase the amount of fiber and liver nutrition in the juice. Carrots contain the most amount of beta carotene of all fruits and vegetables.

Liver Health Juice #4 – Cruciferous Medley
2 cups of broccoli heads
1 cup of cabbage
1 cup of cauliflower (the flower only)
4 large carrots

This juice is a powerful cleanser for liver detoxification. It is loaded with antioxidants and other liver vitamins. Add more carrots, if you need to make it sweeter.


In health
Darren and Veronica Haynes



10 Responses to “Juicing for Antioxidants for Liver Health”

  1. Randall Rose says:

    Please add me to your juicing email list

  2. veronica says:

    Hi Randall, we don’t have an email list or send out periodic emails as of yet but it is something that we are looking into. Darren Haynes

  3. stephi says:

    k, i am really new at this, only had my juicer like a month…Its killing me to throw away the peels of the apples and the “meat” left behind from other stuff. I need some recipes for muffins or cakes etc that can use that stuff. any ideas??

  4. veronica says:

    Hi Stephi, great to hear you got yourself a juicer. I don’t really have a lot of recipes for the pulps, although I will be putting one together at sometime over the next few months. However I recommend a really great back that is full of versatile recipes for using the pulp and the juice. It is pretty amazing and it is called The Joy of Juicing Recipe Guide at Amazon.com“>

  5. sheilaAnn says:

    hi! how many times in a day do i have to drink the juice? is it advisable to eat other foods like usual meals after drinking the juice?

  6. veronica says:

    Hi Sheila Ann,

    For the best effects it is recommended to drink your juice in the morning on an empty stomach 20 to 30 minutes before breakfast. In an empty stomach there is no other food to compete for digestion, so we absorb more nutrients that way. Within 30 minutes all the nutrients of the juice will be completely absorbed into the blood stream. For the same reason, drinking a juice between meals as a snack is also a good idea.

    Best wishes
    Darren

  7. marsha says:

    Stephi,
    Look up Recipes for Life by Jack LaLanne for smoothies, breads, yogurt, pancakes, salsa, muffins, etc recipes using your pulp.

    Regards,
    Marsha

  8. eric says:

    Hello,

    great info; how often should these juice’s be taken –e.g. Liver Health Juice #2 sounds great (can be costly), but how many times a week it should be consume to see results?

    Thanks

  9. veronica says:

    Hi Eric,

    There is no definitive answer to this, but I would recommend at least 3 times a week, and once a day preferably. My preferred time for drinking juice is on an empty stomach in the morning about 20 minutes before breaky. This is because there is no other food to compete with the juice in the stomach for digestion, so you absorb the most amount of antioxidants and nutrients into your body for healing, detox and cell repair.

    Darren

  10. Fred says:

    Hi
    I just bought a Jack Lalane juicer. I just juiced carrots beets tomato apple celery and cucumber and it tastes GREAT!!

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