Most people don't think about liver health to increase metabolism, but the liver is responsible for helping metabolize fat, produce bile and clean toxins. All of these functions contribute to converting food into energy.
In fat metabolism the liver cells break down fats and produces energy. It also helps insure that the level of sugar in your blood (aka blood glucose) stays constant.
Bile is primarily well-known as a digestive secretion that helps to digest fats. Bile also breaks down nutrients from food to produce energy and converts inactive Thyroid Hormone (T4) to active T3 that the cells can use.
And when harmful toxins and substances enter your bloodstream, your liver acts fast to detoxify and destroy them.
In today’s podcast, we discuss 10 ways to cleanse your liver naturally to increase metabolism.
I am going to begin this 2-3 week liver cleanse to increase metabolism on June 3. Hope you can join me. Please join our health and wellness community on Facebook to take part. Or join our private group.
Here is what you will need.
High resistant starch foods like green bananas, chickpea liquid (aquafaba), oats & barley
High niacin fruits or vegetables each day like mushrooms, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, or brown rice
Healthy fats – ground flaxseeds, chia seeds or hemp seeds (2 tbsp a day)
Organic vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes
Say no to:
All oils including plant oils
Sleeping pills like Ambien
Avoid all processed foods and trans fats
Exclude all gluten and GMO foods
Resistant Starch Smoothie Ideas:
Increase Metabolism Oatmeal Smoothie:
Add to a blender
1/2 cup of oats ground into a fine powder (before adding other ingredients)
1 fresh or frozen banana, cut into chunks
1 cup sugar-free almond milk
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp vanilla (or more to taste)
Blend until smooth. You could also add different fruits.
Liver Cleanse Blueberry Smoothie:
Add to a blender
1/3 cup of oats ground into a fine powder (before adding other ingredients)
1 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup on non-dairy sugar free milk or non-dairy yogurt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
Blend until smooth. Experiment with different fruits.
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Til next time!