Detox your Liver and Lose Belly Fat
You have all heard about the ‘good’ promises of detox diets out there. “Cut 5 pounds in one day’ or cleanse your entire body with this great juice!’ are just a few of the many examples. Nonetheless,the truth is that everyone wants to lose weight or to cleanse their bodies. Why? Because keeping your body especially the liver toxin free is very important for your general health.
The liver detox is what you need when you have any unwanted elements in the body. In fact, liver performs over 500 functions in the body! It goes through everything that you ingest and gets rid of what it can’t use and uses what it can. That is why when your liver is overwhelmed with the need to constantly remove rather than use you will:
– Feel tired
-Gain belly fat
-Experience some pain on your right side just below the rib
-Experience color discoloration
Not appealing conditions right? Optimizing your daily diet with healthy and natural foods is a great way to keep your liver and general body healthy and clean, but apart from that there are other more effective things that can help keep your important organ free from toxin overload. Here some realistic ways detox your liver naturally to lose belly fat:
The Green Tea Citrus Drink
According to the AJCN (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) having at least 4 cups of Green tea citrus drink daily can help you lose over 5 pounds of belly fat within 8 weeks. The drink contains a catechin known as EGCG or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a natural antioxidant and phenol with several therapeutic properties handy for detoxifying the liver. Another great benefit of the green tea citrus drink is that it is very tasty and you won’t have problems with its taste.
- cup of green tea
- Lemon juice
- 1 banana blended
The Golden Liver-Flushing Drink
Turmeric is a rich source of organic acids such as quinic acid, citric acid and malic acid that function as detoxifying agents. The acids typically act as emulsifying enzymes on fat deposits in the lymphatic system which transports all waste products that the liver cannot process. Turmeric helps digest these wastes hence helping you reduce fat belly. Again, pairing it with lemon makes it even more effective. Please note that the Golden liver Flushing Drink does not taste very well. But you can enhance its taste by adding a banana or two. But do not add too much because the sugar in the bananas may slow down the detoxification process.
- teaspoon of turmeric
- cup of water
- Lemon juice
The Colorful Detox Drink
This drink has significant amounts of minerals, vitamin A and vitamin C which are important for a healthy skin and powerful toxin and fat flushing antioxidants. Even though its taste is a bit off, it is certainly not awful. A glass or 2 per day of this drink will help cleanse your liver, improve your skin tone and enhance your energy levels.
- 1 Bell Pepper
- 3 Carrots
- 1 Medium Cucumber
- 1/2 a Lemon
- 1 Apple
Lifestyle changes you should implement to detox your liver and lose belly fat
Apart from natural juices, altering your lifestyle is also a vital way to minimize burden on your liver. Here are some things that you should consider:
-Reduce intake of processed foods.
-Limit Intake of meat and dairy.
-Avoid eating out especially fast food
-Manage your stress.
-Drink plenty of water
The liver is like filter of the body and it must work optimally for your fat burning and metabolic ability to be healthy and normal. Getting the liver to work well takes time and requires that you engage a healthy lifestyle. The natural juices and lifestyles changes mentioned here are your basic tools for doing this but combing them with a diet that supports weight management and exercising regularly will give you faster and better results. Make sure you talk to your doctor if you are not losing fat belly after following these natural and effective remedies.