Dr Oz: How To Restart Your Liver
You’ve been eating the wrong things for several years now. In fact, you grew up on burgers and fries. You’ve also been known to partake in the festivities one too many times during the holidays (and then some.) If your food and drink intake is causing you concern, no need to worry. Doctor Oz says you can restart your liver today for a healthier life, as part of his How to Restart Your Body Show.
Dr Oz asked his audience how many women picked the liver as their organ for concern and quite a few people raised their hands.
Elizabeth, one audience member, told Dr Oz she picked it because she was thinking about the types of foods she ate when she was growing up. Her mom cooked food in bacon grease, like fried chicken and other not so healthy things. Elizabeth was almost 50 years old and felt as though she needed to start paying attention to her body.
Dr Oz says it’s not just about alcohol consumption when it comes to the liver. (That is an issue, though.) The biggest cause of an ill-functioning liver is years of eating fatty and sugary foods. Elizabeth admitted that her son is a type 2 diabetic so this was a major concern for her.
What Does Diabetes Do To Your Liver
To demonstrate how diabetes affects the liver, Dr Oz had a small glass box labeled “the liver" on a table. Elizabeth had to pour glasses of liquid (good food) into the glass box. The liver was able to filter out the tiny bits of not-so-good food consumed. Then Dr Oz had Elizabeth pour in a jar of goop labeled, “bad foods" into the glass box. As expected, the goop could not be filtered by the liver. When we eat too much goop, or junk food, the liver cannot properly function. This is where problems occur. There are 2 simple solutions to fix the liver.
Dr Oz Detoxifying Drink Recipe: Morning Liver Elixir
Detoxifying Drink Ingredients:
¼ C warm water
Juice of 1 lemon wedge (contains vitamin C and is an antioxidant)
2 dashes of hot sauce
Dr Oz: Cruciferous Veggies for Liver Health
Eat 3 C of bitter greens every single day (cruciferous veggies). This includes arugula, endive, regular spinach and broccoli. Helps liver cells rebuild themselves. You’ll see a change within in days.