Picnics on the nature, fatty kebabs and sweet carbonated drinks, ice cream with syrup and, of course, vodka for herring – summer is no less dangerous time for the liver than winter. But in the summer we have much more opportunities to help her. After all, the liver is very helpful fresh fruit and vegetables – they must be eaten at every meal. Also, the work of this important organ will help to improve buckwheat and oatmeal, citrus, vegetable oils (olive, flax) and green vegetables.
Signs of poor liver function
- Yellowish whites of the eyes
- Dark spots
- Bitter taste in the mouth
- Impaired digestion
- Pain in right side
If you notice at least one of the above, then it’s time to give the liver a rest and eliminate from the diet everything harmful to it. And of course, contact your doctor for adjustments in diet and treatment.
So what foods the liver really likes?
For a good liver, you need to eat at least 2 apples a day, fresh and peeled. But baked apples will be useful. After all, they contain vegetable fibers – pectins, which bind and remove the excess cholesterol formed in the liver.
Omelet with carrots and apples
100 g low-fat sour cream
Step 1. Wash and peel the apples, cut them into slices and heat them with vegetable oil.
Step 2. Grate carrots on a coarse grater.
Step 3. Beat the eggs, add sour cream to them and beat again. Then salt and add ground cinnamon.
Step 4. Apples and carrots to put in the form, buttered. Pour omelet mass.
Step 5. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
Dried apricots and other dried fruits perfectly replace sugar, which is very harmful for the liver. Dried fruits are very sweet, but they contain glucose and fructose, which do not cause sugar jumps in the blood. Cellulose, pectin and vitamins have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the liver and help the body cleanse itself of toxins and toxins.
Buckwheat porridge with dried apricots
1 cup of buckwheat
100 g of walnuts
1 stick cinnamon
A little nutmeg
Step 1. Wash dried apricots and soak for half an hour.
Step 2. Fill buckwheat a little in a dry frying pan, pour 2 cups of hot water and cook until ready, adding cinnamon.
Step 3. Finely chop the nuts, chopped dried apricots. In the middle of cooking the cereal add nuts and dried fruits to it.
Step 4. When it is ready, add salt, add nutmeg, and remove cinnamon from the saucepan. Dress the porridge with butter.
It is good for the liver, both raw and boiled. Beet has a very powerful cleansing effect. Betaine contained in beet juice stimulates the liver. It is no accident that when cleaning the liver, freshly squeezed juice from beets, cucumbers, apples, lemon halves + 2 is recommended
Raw Beetroot Salad
1 celery root
Step 1. Peel beets, celery and carrots and grate them on a coarse grater.
Step 2. Apple clean and cut into cubes. To mix everything.
Step 3. Mix oil with lemon juice, add mustard and honey. Salt and pepper.
Step 4. Before serving, season the salad dressing.
Greens and leafy green vegetables
They perfectly clean the liver. Due to chlorophyll, green salads help the liver to remove toxins, neutralize heavy metals, pesticides and supply vitamin E and folates. But avoid spinach and sorrel if you have liver disease.
Green Salad with Peanut Sauce
300 grams of various green salads (lettuce, arugula, frillis, romain and
Handful of Peeled Walnuts
50 g of pineapple juice
Step 1. Crush the nuts or grind in a coffee grinder.
Step 2. Add butter and juice to them. Salt Step 3. Wash the salads, dry, coarsely “pick” and pour over the sauce.
For liver diseases or cleansing diets fatty meat is strictly prohibited. But protein products are necessary. And the best thing for the liver is lean meat, like turkey. Meat is very useful, it contains vitamin B3, which regulates the normal activity of the gastrointestinal tract; selenium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, vitamins B1 and B2, which allow to efficiently extract energy from carbohydrates, preventing their conversion to fat. In addition, turkey meat is very well absorbed. All this makes turkey the most favorite nutritionists meat.
Turkey goulash with prunes
500 g white turkey meat
5-6 pieces prunes
1 glass of milk
Step 1. Soak prunes for 1 hour, then cut into thin strips.
Step 2. Wash the turkey, cut into cubes and fry on a small amount of vegetable oil. Then salt and pepper.
Step 3. Add prunes to meat. Roll up the fire, pour a couple of spoons of milk and simmer over low heat.
Step 4. In another bowl fry the flour in butter until golden brown. Add milk.
Step 5. Boil, stirring, until thick. Then add to the meat. Stew meat in sauce until tender.
This is the most "favorite liver" spice. If you simply add a pinch of turmeric in each dish (in lean meat or vegetables), then you can significantly improve the work of this body. It facilitates digestion, if you ate fatty foods. Lowers blood cholesterol. And it reduces the craving for sweets and fatty foods – to all the harmful products that destroy our liver. In addition, turmeric has a protective effect – it protects the liver from various toxic substances.
Indian fret with turmeric
1 cup chickpea flour
150 g of ghee
Step 1. Heat the oil a little in a frying pan with a thick bottom.
Step 2. Add chickpea flour, nuts, coconut, turmeric and nutmeg to the pan.
Step 3. Fry, stirring constantly, on low heat for 5 minutes. Then add honey.
Step 4. Stir and fry for another 15 minutes, until the mass thickens and becomes golden.
Step 5. Drain hot mass on baking sheet. Cut into small squares.
Step 6. When the mass has cooled – roll up small balls and put on a plate in a slide. You can sprinkle with coconut flakes.
It contains monounsaturated fats, which include oleic acid. It helps lower blood cholesterol. In addition, avocados have a large number of trace elements: phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium. It also contains a lot of glutathione, a substance that helps the liver bind toxins, thereby facilitating its work. Therefore, this fruit is considered a unique product in terms of support for the liver.