Your liver is one of the most hard working organs in your bodies. The liver is responsible for detoxifying everything you put into your bodies as well as packaging up your used up hormones for disposal by the colon. On top of detox detail, your liver produces cholesterol which acts as building blocks for cell membranes and steroid hormones. And when you consume more carbohydrate calories than you can expend, your liver repackages the sugar molecules as triglycerides (triple glucose) to be stored in your body fat.
I like to “clean house” twice a year–after the holidays and around midsummer.
And once a week, we have a cleansing meal of vegies. My husband calls it Liver Cleanse Sundays (the farmers market is open Sunday mornings where we buy the organic vegies that we don’t grow). In the winter I roast root vegetables in olive oil or grill them in the summer. I used to steam the vegetables, but found that roasting in olive oil to preserve more of the nutrients plus the vegies taste great! [Read more…] about Keeping Your Liver Healthy