You could say this Liver Lovin’ Menu delivers the ABCs of detoxification:
A for Alliums (garlic & onions)
B for Brassicas (kale, arugula, radish, broccolini, aka Crucifers)
C for Cardoons (artichokes) & Chenopodiaceae (beetroots)
I briefly discuss artichokes and beetroots below in this month’s featured foods. And I don’t even attempt to pronounce the Latin name of the family to which beetroots belong. 😉
Too often detoxification is mistaken for deprivation. With this Liver Lovin’ Menu, I show that you can eat deliciously while providing your liver with the nutrients needed to support its role as “detoxifier-in-chief”.
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Liver Lovin’ Menu
Breakfast: Mexican Egg Scramble (a spicy scramble of liver lovin’ eggs, onion, garlic, kale, turmeric and cilantro…con salsa)
Lunch: Citrusy Beet Salad (a tangle of crunchy, colourful and liver-revitalizing beets, citrus, radish and arugula atop a bed of quinoa and chickpeas)
Dinner: One Pan Mediterranean Trout (artichokes star in this dish) & Lemony Broccolini (for a deliciously detoxifying side)
Most importantly, don’t forget to stay hydrated throughout the day. Water makes up 73% of your liver, so you need enough water for the liver to keep working its magic.
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A few featured foods
As you can probably guess from my logo and website, I have a thing about artichokes. They herald the arrival of spring and symbolize renewal.
Digestively, artichokes increase both bile production and flow. This improves the digestion of fats and supports your liver’s excretion of toxins and wastes from your body.
Beetroots have long been thought to promote liver health. They boost levels of various antioxidant enzymes in the liver required for phase 2 detoxification pathways. Like artichokes, they stimulate bile flow. Beets also contain fibre and vitamin C, both natural cleansers for the digestive system.
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