Top 10 Nutrients for your Liver, Kidney and Gallbladder
The liver requires nutrients for detox. In addition,
increasing the flow of bile is an important part of detox because bile carries
stored fat-soluble toxins away from the liver to be excreted in the stools.
Signs of poor bile flow include constipation which may be aggravated by fiber
supplements, flatulence, dry skin and hair, indigestion 1-2 hours after eating,
indigestion after fatty foods and small, hard stools.
& SUPPLEMENTS :
Choose a high-potency multivitamin with selenium, molybdenum, zinc and copper.
Known as lipotropic factors, the supplements choline and methionine help to
regulate fat metabolism and increase bile flow.
A water-soluble vitamin, vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports detox. It may
also help to decrease some of the side effects of detox, such as headache or
This herb has many positive effects on the liver. It is an antioxidant, assists
in liver cell regeneration, and is used after exposure to chemical and
industrial pollutants or adverse effects from excess alcohol or fat consumption.
Contains plant compounds known as caffeoylquinic acids, which increase the flow
of bile and help to digest fats.
Beets contain betaine, which promotes the regeneration of liver cells and the
flow of bile. It also has a beneficial effect on fat metabolism.
Broccoli and other members of the brassica family (cabbage, cauliflower,
Brussels sprouts, kale, kholrabi) support the liver's detoxification enzymes.
FRUITS & VEGETABLES :
Food sources of vitamin C and glutathione, which are essential for detox.
Protein is required by the liver for detox. Beans, nuts, seeds, quinoa, protein
powder. Some people may choose to eat fish in moderation.
& GARLIC :
Rich in sulfur-containing compounds. Involved in sulfation, the main detox
pathway for environmental chemicals and certain drugs and food additives. Helps
with the elimination of harmful heavy metals from the body.
Increases the flow of bile. Can be taken as a tea.