(NaturalNews) The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. A multitasking organ, the liver filters and purifies blood, aids in the production of glutathione which is essential in recycling antioxidants, turns sunlight to vitamin D3, and helps produce bile, among many other tasks. To help this vital organ function in its optimum level, cleansing and detoxification is called for. Experts say with natural cleansing, digestion and metabolism can be improved; health threats from liver congestion may also be prevented and blood can be further purified.
Liver and blood cleansing through juicing
Juicing has a lot of benefits. For one, it helps eliminate toxins that accumulate in the body from consumption of foods rich in preservatives, additives, artificial sugar, hormones and various chemicals. There are plenty of juice-cleansing plans that can help eliminate the dangerous chemicals in the liver and blood including the Master Cleanse.
This involves a 10 day process in which a dieter is required to drink a combination of the following ingredients: purified water, cayenne pepper, pure maple syrup and fresh lemon juice. To make this cleanse plan work, the dieter should avoid consuming alcohol, processed foods, animal products, sugar, caffeine, wheat and smoking cigarettes days before the cleansing. About four to eight cups of juice a day is recommended on top of the regular consumption of water.
Another home remedy mixture features a combination of warm water, lemon juice, a pinch of cayenne pepper and one teaspoon of honey. It should be taken first thing in the morning without a meal. After drinking the mixture, the dieter should drink juice measured at eight ounce. This combination should be enough for breakfast. The same amount of the juice mixture should be consumed for lunch.
Grapefruit measured at three cups mixed with four tablespoons of Epsom salt is another effective recipe for liver cleansing. This should be taken in four parts. In the morning, the dieter can consume light fruits and vegetables. When the clock strikes two in the afternoon, the dieter should avoid eating anything solid.
After four hours, the liver cleanse diet can begin. The second dose needs to be taken after a few hours. The third part should be taken at six o'clock the following morning and the last one after two hours.
There are other natural methods and recipes effective for liver and blood cleansing. Experts recommend fasting along with the cleansing process. Due importance needs to be given for preparation prior to applying any cleansing method or recipe.