12 Clean Foods For A Good Liver Detox

Roasted turmeric cauliflower with greek yogurt dressing. Delicious healthy snack on a dark background, top view

11. Hello yellow

If there was such a thing as a magic plant, it would be turmeric. Used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat an array of diseases—including liver and digestive disorders—turmeric helps detoxify the liver by increasing bile production in the gallbladder; the liver then uses the bile to eliminate toxins and digest fats, says Dr. Axe. A substance in turmeric called curcumin happens to be a polyphenol, a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent. A recent study that surveyed clinical trials dating back 50 years affirmed the potential therapeutic effects of ingesting curcumin to treat a wide variety of conditions: irritable bowl disease, cancers, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heavy metal poisoning, and liver diseases—among many others. You can get a daily dose by adding a half teaspoon (or to taste) of turmeric to a morning smoothie, or try tossing cauliflower in olive oil and a little turmeric before roasting and serve it with Greek yogurt. Here are 20 healthy ways to detox without juicing.

 

Halved avocados. Top view. spread. pasta. Guacamole

12. Holy guacamole

Yet another reason to buy them by the bag, avocados were shown to dial back liver damage caused by liver toxins, according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry. A key ingredient is glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps the liver detoxify fat before bile is emitted, helping to rid your body of unwanted toxins. So say yes to your avocado toast!