Health Tip | Foods That Detox the Liver

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


Hi. Today were going to talk about 14 foods
that cleanse the liver. When the liver is taxed it can’t process toxins and fat in an
efficient way. There are many foods that can help cleanse the liver naturally, by stimulating
the natural ability to clean toxic waste from the body. Eating the following foods is the
best way to keep your liver healthy and functioning the way you need it to. Number 1, garlic.
Just a small amount has the ability to activate liver enzymes, which help your body flush
out toxins. Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds
that aid in liver cleansing. Number 2, grapefruit. It’s high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, and
has the natural cleansing ability to support the liver. Grapefruit juice helps boost the
production of liver detoxification enzymes, and helps flush out carcinogens and other
toxins. Number 3, beats and carrots. Both extremely high in plant flavonoids and beta-carotene.
This helps stimulate and improve overall liver function. Number 4, green tea. This liver
loving beverage is full of plant antioxidants and catechins, a constituent known to assist
the livers overall function. Number 5, leafy green vegetables. One of the most powerful
allies in cleansing the liver that can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. High in plant
chlorophylls, greens literally suck up environmental toxins from the blood stream and the body.
They eliminate and neutralize chemicals and pesticides and are powerful protective mechanisms
for the liver. Number 6, avocados. This nutrient super food helps the body produce glutathione,
which is necessary for the liver to cleanse harmful toxins. Recent studies show that avocados
greatly improve liver health. Number 7, apples. They are high in pectin, apples hold the chemical
constituents needed for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract.
This makes it easier for the liver to handle the toxic load during the cleansing process.
Number 8, olive oil. Cold pressed organic oil such as olive oil, hemp seed oil, flax
seed oil, are great for the liver. When used in moderation they help the body produce a
lipid base that can suck up harmful toxins. In this way it takes some of the burden off
of the liver in terms of the toxic overload that many of us suffer from. Number 9, whole
grains. Grains such as brown rice, which are rich in B complex vitamins, improve the overall
fat metabolization and liver function as well as liver congestion. Number 10, cruciferous
vegetables will add necessary enzyme production in the liver and support it. These natural
enzymes will help flush out carcinogens and other toxins from the body. Number 11, lemons
and limes. These citrus fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C, which aids the body
in synthesizing toxic material into substances that can be absorbed by water. Drinking freshly
squeezed lemon or lime juice mixed in water in the morning will help stimulate your liver.
Number 12, walnuts. Holding high amounts of the amino acid arginine, walnuts aid the liver
by detoxifying ammonia. They also support glutathione production in the liver. Number
13, cabbage. Much like broccoli and cauliflower, eating cabbage will help stimulate the activation
of two crucial liver detoxifying enzymes that also help the liver flush out toxins. Number
14, turmeric, the livers favored spice. Turmeric helps boost liver detox by assisting the enzymes
again that actively flush out known dietary carcinogens. Other liver cleansing foods are
artichokes, asparagus, kale, and Brussels sprouts. Eating the 14 foods listed above
is a great way to keep your liver functioning properly. However, for best results, I would
recommend doing a liver cleanse. Doing a liver cleanse at least 2 to 3 times a year will
eliminate any foreign substances that you may have trapped inside of your liver. To
find out the best liver and gallbladder cleanse program, go to Global Healing Center.com.

100 Comments

Jonathan Thompson

Aug 8, 2016, 5:31 am Reply

Eat garlic, grapefruit, beets (high in sugar), green tea every day. Kale, spinach, eggs every day. Cinnamon, tumeric, avocados every day. No msg or carbs. Eat one apple a day cut up into small pieces eaten at 3pm, breakfast. Olive oil teaspoon before dinner. Avoid all grains. Eat small qty of brocoli, onions. Lemons and lemon juice every day. Been doing this for over 3 years now. Walnuts, cashews throughout the day. Am I healthy? What else can I do? Coconut oil, butter bkst with eggs and spinach and kale. What else can I do?

Andy Vasvari

Aug 8, 2016, 1:02 pm Reply

silimarin- the juice of milk thystle is the best cleanser of the liver.

Disabled Unicorn

Aug 8, 2016, 5:10 am Reply

avocados are the most mainstream veggies, I just can't get around its flavor.

sissie w

Aug 8, 2016, 3:51 pm Reply

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice interact with a LOT of medicines people take today. Check with your Doctor. Eating healthy foods is great as long as you can eat organic, and avoid. GMO foods. I think GMO is our problem with toxic liver!!!

adahir100

Aug 8, 2016, 3:20 am Reply

glad someone is finally promoting garlic, lemons, walnuts, grapefruits, and small amt of pure olive oil. things my 98 year old grandfather ate all his life lol…and idiots here claiming garlic and onions are bad for health – many vegans say that, I think its foolish. Esp. ones that do or at some time in their vegan life drank their own urine ugghh…urine is a product of your body ELIMINATING waste materials, you are not suppose to drink it. Another good food for liver and overall health are ginger and hot peppers, if you can tolerate it. My grandfather ate hot peppers a lot, for me its really hard but they are good for the liver and for joint inflammations. My grandfather grew dark purple grapes and made his own homemade wine, probably not great for you but with all the other good stuff he ate every day, it doesn't seem to have hurt him, probably compensated. He's a natural food eater without calling it that – he just calls it "food" and never ate a processed anything ever, except occasional home made sweets/desserts but that is on rare occasions. Other things he ate a lot of (all fresh, not dried): parsley, mint, sage, apple bananas, figs (tons of figs), apricots, dark purple plums, peaches, pomegranites, cactus fruits, grapes – tons of grapes and figs, his favorite fruits. He ate rice all his life probably 3 or 4 days a week, chick peas, fava beans, raw olive oil and pickled olives, turnips, okra, cauliflower. he also ate non-vegan foods too like chicken, lamb couple days a week, and home made goat's milk yogurt. I think he had one of the best diets all his life but didn't realize it, processed food to him was the same as eating plastic, never happened.

carl perkins

Sep 9, 2016, 2:49 am Reply

what about Oranges..they are the kings in vitamin C , and have antioxidants

YASMINI AIDAH

Sep 9, 2016, 9:12 am Reply

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Ravin Nhisutu

Sep 9, 2016, 1:30 am Reply

when ever i drink green tea i get vomittng can you tell why?

razedWrong

Sep 9, 2016, 2:00 am Reply

Do you have a concoction for a broken heart.

Sweetwm cat

Sep 9, 2016, 2:03 am Reply

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2coryman

Sep 9, 2016, 6:19 am Reply

Amazing I eat those very regularly

Donx

Sep 9, 2016, 5:20 am Reply

watch what meds you are on before eating grapefruit!

Tumwine Steven

Sep 9, 2016, 7:59 pm Reply

thnx for amazing lectures

ray bon

Sep 9, 2016, 1:32 am Reply

…one stupid q is this in any random order, or in order of importance..

The Keto Chief

Sep 9, 2016, 5:17 am Reply

wow I do not no what to think of this video at first I was thinking he is smart and nos the stuff as the things he was saying I have ben told are great for the liver and have research to back it but then. he sed olive oil and most drs and evidence shows its bad the only oil that is good is avocado oil and coconut and even coconut is questioned. I even did some research on olive oil and it turns out the first person the guy qho started the mith of it being healthy was a italien guy how owned a olive farm and made his own oil.

Master Artist

Sep 9, 2016, 2:20 pm Reply

Awesome! Thanks, I subscribed!

Cre8Thought41

Sep 9, 2016, 9:42 am Reply

This video is pure Snake Oil.  I don't know what type of "Dr" this fellow claims to be but he's certainly not a physician/MD.  No legit physician would make the claims made here.  Cleanse the liver.  Google it.  It's snake oil.

Dubs J

Sep 9, 2016, 4:56 am Reply

Aren't cabbage and brussel sprouts cruciferous vegetables?

Rick Gebhardt

Sep 9, 2016, 5:47 pm Reply

Im glad you didn't write down these foods on the board behind you cause we might actually remember them by seeing them so much. Instead we can remember your claim of knowledge, '14 foods that cleanse the liver'' and wonder what the hell you were talking about. By the way, how do you know any of this? You don't look old enough to have had any personal problems or successes. You must be well educated.

Iris Gonzalez

Sep 9, 2016, 8:10 pm Reply

hott that was dam good video

Anne Tahunanui

Sep 9, 2016, 3:38 am Reply

Grapefruit is fabulous. It is good weight loss too.

King Kong

Sep 9, 2016, 3:47 am Reply

I've been cleaning my liver with six cans of strong lager and a bottle of scotch every day for the past 20 years and the doctor said I'm as fit as a 40 year old marathon runner so fuck you . I also eat lots of plastic and stones to clean my large intestine.

Sam john

Oct 10, 2016, 6:11 am Reply

that's like almost every thing that we eat every day wtf

pedro magalhães

Oct 10, 2016, 9:21 pm Reply

this is a good video to sleep or to go out and get drunk

Ayjay

Oct 10, 2016, 1:09 pm Reply

can,t see anything about salt intake–my liver is beyond repair now i have to have fluid drained every 2-3 weeks or i die i musn,t take salt

Jollybeans 3011

Oct 10, 2016, 12:08 pm Reply

in short GO VEGAN ! 😀

Bailey Smith

Oct 10, 2016, 8:32 pm Reply

Fuck this am going for beer with vodka and coke🍺🍺🍷🍷🍷🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻😂😂😂😂😂

GymChess

Oct 10, 2016, 8:40 pm Reply

You forgot cloves.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Emad K.

Oct 10, 2016, 4:48 pm Reply

Well done presentation. thank you so much.

laboheme26

Oct 10, 2016, 6:00 pm Reply

My liver would probably be very happy if I just stopped drinking alcohol….how dull, though!

Nancy Gibson

Oct 10, 2016, 6:48 pm Reply

Taking milk thistle every day helps too.

Get Fed Nutrition

Nov 11, 2016, 2:33 am Reply

Excellent content!

Sufiyan Harande

Nov 11, 2016, 4:39 pm Reply

moringa its also among them

retiredsearge

Nov 11, 2016, 12:36 am Reply

If my enzymes are already high wouldn't this make it worse?

JL

Nov 11, 2016, 8:15 pm Reply

How to eat the garlic?

Colette Tavares

Nov 11, 2016, 11:31 pm Reply

beat,and avcodo I would love to eat but I hate the taste

Sandra Vega Vera

Dec 12, 2016, 2:30 am Reply

Thnx for the facts, thnx for the eye candy doctor. ¿Así o más guapetón el doctor?

Avah Kasoian

Dec 12, 2016, 5:19 pm Reply

ko .

ClassicCartoons

Dec 12, 2016, 10:43 pm Reply

And how bad is coconut oil?

augman

Dec 12, 2016, 1:56 am Reply

So just don't eat junk food and you're fine lol

zootedsuit

Dec 12, 2016, 4:10 am Reply

Great post. Thank you.

NICE DAWG

Dec 12, 2016, 10:12 pm Reply

Dandelion root and leaves is the bomb for treating the liver as good as Milk Thistle I have heard

"Dandelion helps to detoxify the liver and promote increased bile production, says Andrew Chevallier in his book, "Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine." In the folk medicine of many countries, dandelion is used as a liver tonic to stimulate a sluggish or congested liver. The roots provide a mild laxative effect and are used to improve digestion and relieve stomach upsets like flatulence, constipation and fullness. Additionally, dandelion root may relieve headaches and treat skin disorders, boils and other ailments related to liver dysfunction. Because dandelion helps to clean the liver and gallbladder, it is believed to be important for the removal of toxins deposited in the liver from pharmaceutical drugs. There is some indication that the root of the plant may boost the production of natural, healthy bacteria of the gastrointestinal tract, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. ""

Thomas Mitchell

Jan 1, 2017, 6:09 pm Reply

Do this really work????!

husker hammer

Jan 1, 2017, 5:44 pm Reply

Damn…….I thought Jack Daniels would be on this list.

Vitality Massage

Jan 1, 2017, 6:18 pm Reply

He's really a surfer.

rolom3

Jan 1, 2017, 1:47 pm Reply

Yesss I eat these foods all the time (apart from olive oil/flaxseed oil – extracted oils are not good for you)

brian lim

Jan 1, 2017, 4:39 pm Reply

2 to 3 time a year liver cleanse? why not everyday?

Muhammad Yousaf

Feb 2, 2017, 9:15 am Reply

very. Very Ifermativ

Lee Curt

Feb 2, 2017, 10:47 pm Reply

Don't forget Red Vines.
I love them.

Bigdogmax Bigdoghoso

Feb 2, 2017, 12:57 am Reply

green beer?

FuFill Your ViBes

Feb 2, 2017, 6:45 pm Reply

what about milk thistle?

Willie

Mar 3, 2017, 8:55 am Reply

now I know what to plant this season.

Dee Scott

Mar 3, 2017, 2:55 am Reply

Thank you…

xXEyeballX X

Mar 3, 2017, 2:55 pm Reply

I eat grapefruit 😄

becky farmer

Mar 3, 2017, 6:04 pm Reply

can canned spinach help your liver

becky farmer

Mar 3, 2017, 6:07 pm Reply

are peanuts good for liver

Dan Sibayo

Mar 3, 2017, 9:55 am Reply

How good is leafy vegetables when the leafy vegetables are already full of toxin from the chemical spray that the grower used? This is just like putting toxin to your liver when you eat those vegetables.

AM27NA آمنه الرفاعي

Mar 3, 2017, 8:57 pm Reply

very useful
thanks

Carol C

Mar 3, 2017, 4:57 pm Reply

Came straight here after watching toxic sugar..thanks for the transition!😳

Mike Tayon

Apr 4, 2017, 7:17 pm Reply

So I guess a 3 inch slice of Prime Rib and and 1lb Baked potato with butter and sour cream is out of the question huh? 🙁

Emily E

Apr 4, 2017, 3:53 am Reply

What about burdock root and dandelion?

One Amongall

May 5, 2017, 8:39 pm Reply

Turmeric….not tumeric folks!

Mary-Jane Wood

May 5, 2017, 3:46 am Reply

14 ticks cause I'm a good girl who eats all that everyday. yay

Recherch TV

May 5, 2017, 10:47 am Reply

thanks..

dave john

May 5, 2017, 7:36 am Reply

Don't forget another liver cleansing spice "cayenne pepper".

mimi gech

Jun 6, 2017, 9:54 pm Reply

thanks a lot,

Jo Ban

Jun 6, 2017, 12:30 am Reply

Health is wealth, thank you 👍🏼

Soha Abo el soud

Jun 6, 2017, 9:10 pm Reply

hi thanks a lot . can you make a video about diabetes 2 type

bonnie hanson

Jul 7, 2017, 3:28 am Reply

killing parasites is killing me…HELP!

sports craze

Jul 7, 2017, 2:25 pm Reply

are there any medicines to cleanse liver?

Maria Romero

Jul 7, 2017, 10:51 pm Reply

did he said hemp oil?

Me

Jul 7, 2017, 5:44 pm Reply

Lots of sites say to drink green tea but what brand is better for the body since their are so many copycats???

TheBald1

Sep 9, 2017, 12:16 am Reply

and what if I was just told that I have a enlarged liver, I'm going soon for an ultrasound and blood work.. but my question is, should I detox

FlourishingLight

Nov 11, 2017, 4:17 pm Reply

I wish you would clarify whether or not these foods would be better cooked or raw. Cruciferous veggies, carrots, and quite a few others can be eaten either way, and which would give the best benefit? TY

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Dec 12, 2017, 7:53 pm Reply

How much green tea should you drink? Is there a particular recommended brand

blackxcherry22

Jan 1, 2018, 3:37 am Reply

I thought black olives would be on here.

John Burleson

Jan 1, 2018, 5:41 pm Reply

He doesn't beat around the bush.

Jenn West

Jan 1, 2018, 3:53 pm Reply

None of which are ketogenic.

khalistan zindabad

Jan 1, 2018, 2:11 pm Reply

I wanna thank almighty god for creating fruits and vegetables.

peace& love

Jan 1, 2018, 9:14 am Reply

Thanks from Egypt

Troy Lynn

Jan 1, 2018, 5:00 pm Reply

Beats and garlic are my favorite thank you for the video

Carl John

Feb 2, 2018, 3:57 pm Reply

Thanks mate

loonylinda

Feb 2, 2018, 3:25 am Reply

Thankyou

mark1952able

May 5, 2018, 8:32 pm Reply

No wonder I'm still alive………….I eat all that stuff……………

camohat

Jul 7, 2018, 4:41 am Reply

Too many carbs lead to heart disease. Best to stick with fat.

J F

Aug 8, 2018, 2:08 am Reply

All organic of course

Shameena Parvin

Aug 8, 2018, 3:23 pm Reply

dry fig fruit is also good for lever

Traci H

Dec 12, 2018, 4:54 am Reply

If you have fatty liver, no fructose. No apples dude! Fructose, sugar, wheat are the worst.

R GBii

Dec 12, 2018, 9:40 pm Reply

Eat healthy, you don’t need a magic potion. Just don’t eat fast food, processed food or anything you buy at Walmart, Sam’s Club or Costco… American’s eat garbage.

Felicia The Full-sized Feminist

Dec 12, 2018, 1:36 am Reply

Go MGTOW!

Healing mood

Dec 12, 2018, 4:20 pm Reply

Great.

Grateful Princess of God

Jan 1, 2019, 2:55 am Reply

Hi @Global Healing Centre, your Liver Cleanse instruction says to choose ONE of the following fruits to eat or juice – watermelon (recommended), papaya, kiwi, plums, pears, apples, cherries, figs, grapefruit – for the five days. May I know if I have to eat only one type of fruit the five days or can i choose one fruit on day 1, one fruit on day 2, one fruit on day 3 etc? Hope you can clarify the instruction. Thanks.

Joseph Brinson

Jan 1, 2019, 1:36 am Reply

Black Seed Oil

Kmra PanMedia

Jan 1, 2019, 6:20 am Reply

Finally!! Someone with a realistic positive outlook on how to help your liver be healthy! With this type of guidance we should all be very healthy!

Oldie Goodie

Feb 2, 2019, 1:33 pm Reply

isn't carrots are hybrids?

manan patel

Feb 2, 2019, 1:41 am Reply

I guess even black coffee without sugar is one of them

aaa2782

Apr 4, 2019, 11:19 pm Reply

wheres milk thistle?

ladrena davis

May 5, 2019, 1:26 am Reply

LIKE!!!!

Xha Ro

Jun 6, 2019, 8:43 am Reply

👍

Marjorie Morgenstern

Aug 8, 2019, 3:14 am Reply

Sounds great only my body can't do the citrus.

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