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Simply detoxify the liver: This cure has an ingenious side effect


Often tired and weak? Then a liver detox is the right thing to do. It doesn't have to be strenuous and expensive: The following tips fit into every day-to-day life.

Often tired and weak?

Then a liver detox is the right thing to do.

It doesn't have to be strenuous and expensive: The following tips fit into every day-to-day life.

Do you feel limp and tired, nothing tastes right and you feel sick more often?

This could be a cry from your liver for help.

Above all, too much fat and sugar, alcohol, nicotine and tablets are bad for her because the liver, as our detoxification organ, has to break down waste products.

If you want to do something good for your liver, you should allow it to relax occasionally.

You don't need to turn your entire daily routine upside down and expensive detox teas and dietary supplements are also superfluous.

Who is liver detoxification for?

Many swear by regular detox to relieve the liver.

You are spoiled for choice: From a one-day liver detox to a holistic liver cleanse over several weeks, there is everything.

But does liver detox really make sense


In general, it doesn't harm anyone to protect their liver from toxins.

Above all, smokers and people who like to drink a lot of alcohol should regularly have "non-toxic" days.

The nice side effect:

If you do without sweets and co


For a long time, you lose unnecessary kilos *.

Even those who notice physical complaints such as loss of appetite, nausea, right-sided abdominal pain and fatigue cannot go wrong with liver detoxification.

However, if these symptoms do not go away and if you have a fever and weight loss, you should see a doctor.

A fatty liver could be behind it.

This is how you can easily cleanse your liver - with little effort:

If you don't feel like planning your day strictly according to a detoxification program - including time-consuming recipes and expensive detox products, the benefits of which have usually not been proven - you can relieve your liver with even small changes in everyday life.

The most important steps at a glance


1. Luxury foods such as alcohol and nicotine should not be consumed every day.

If you want to do something good for your liver during a detox, you should regularly keep alcohol-free or smoke-free days - unless quitting is not an option.

Permanent abstinence would be much better for the liver


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Lots of sugar and fat mean hard work for the liver


If you are an absolute chocoholic or do not want to do without your Friday sausage, you do not need to be afraid: these foods are allowed in moderation.

The liver is happy about phases (that can be 24 hours to several weeks) in which ready meals, fast food and other sugar and fat bombs do not end up on the plate. * reports which foods from the garden help to cleanse the liver.

3. In addition to a balanced diet, it is important

to drink at least two liters of water or unsweetened tea a day

during a "liver detox"


Find out here how you can make detox tea yourself *.

4. Exercise also helps to stimulate the metabolism and thus relieve the liver.

You don't have to go to the gym to do this:

every step of the stairs, short distances by bike instead of by car and brisk daily walks

add up and promote a healthy liver.

5. Last but not least, getting

enough sleep is also important


For adults, it should be between seven and eight hours a day each day.

More about a balanced diet


How to eat healthily


These foods naturally detoxify the liver:

The right foods also act like a detox for the body and liver.

The Utopia portal, which deals with sustainable consumption, recommends these spices and vegetables in particular during liver detoxification:

  • Garlic

    boosts the productivity of the liver, which means that harmful substances are excreted more quickly and the organ is better protected.

  • Walnuts

    contain glutathione, omega-3 fatty acids and L-arginine, which are said to help the liver excrete ammonia.

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    the liver because the vegetables contain mustard oil glycosides.

  • Bitter salads and dandelions

    stimulate fat burning, which has a detoxifying effect on the body.

  • Even


    contain many bitter substances that have a live rent toxic effect.

  • Ginger

    warms from the inside, supports the immune system and thus also relieves the liver.

  • Lemon

    neutralizes acids in the body, stimulates digestion and activates enzymes that are supposed to detoxify the liver.

  • Beetroot

    are known to cleanse the blood: the vegetables improve blood circulation and thus also help the liver to cleanse itself.

  • Flax oil

    has an anti-inflammatory effect due to the omega 3 fatty acids it contains, which also benefits the liver.

  • Green tea

    is said to have detoxifying and degreasing effects, which promotes liver health.

  • Turmeric

    contains curcumin, which protects the liver from harmful toxins and is even said to heal damaged liver cells.

  • Extracts from

    milk thistle fruits also

    ward off harmful influences.

    The contained silymarin strengthens the liver cells and should even cause a damaged liver to regenerate.

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Detoxify with liver wraps

According to the news portal Focus, special wraps are supposed to accelerate the elimination of degradation products.

The warm wrap stimulates blood flow to the liver

, but should not be used for stomach or intestinal ulcers.

And this is how it works: moisten a towel with hot water or yarrow infusion and place it on the right side of the stomach.

Now comes a hot water bottle filled with hot water.

The wrap should work for around 30 minutes -

preferably relaxed in bed or lying on the sofa.

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Breaking down alcohol until storing fat: functions of the liver

The liver converts toxic breakdown products in the body into harmless substances - such as toxic ammonia into urea, which we excrete in the urine.

Alcohol also migrates to the liver, which can break down around one gram of ethanol for every ten kilograms of body weight, reports the specialist portal for internists on the Internet. 

The liver converts alcohol into fat, which is deposited in the body - a fatty liver can develop


The most important tasks of the liver at a glance:

  • The organ forms glucose, ketone bodies, the body's own cholesterol (this creates bile acid, which makes fats in food digestible) and proteins in the blood,

  • it stores glucose, fat and vitamins,

  • filters pathogens from the blood and

  • breaks down the following toxins or waste products: damaged blood cells, alcohol, medication, ammonia and steroid hormones.


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