Banish Chronic Fatigue, Joint Pain and Edema with this Liver Cleansing Smoothie

The liver is one of the body's main detox organs. Given the toxic world we live in today (environmental, pesticides, household chemicals, etc.), making sure our liver is clean is incredibly important. If we do not support our body's natural detoxification system, it can become quickly overburdened and lead to chronic disease.

"One of the liver's primary functions is filtering the blood. Almost 2 quarts of blood pass through the liver every minute for detoxification. Filtration of toxins is absolutely critical as the blood from the intestines contains high levels of bacteria, bacterial endotoxins, antigen-antibody complexes, and various other toxic substances. When working properly, the liver clears 99% of the bacteria and other toxins during the first pass. However, when the liver is damaged, such as in alcoholics, the passage of toxins increases by over a factor of 10." (source)

Help boost the detoxification process by starting with THIS smoothie! It contains essential ingredients that help support the liver and it's detox function. 

Ingredients: (serves 1)
- 2 grapefruit, juiced (blocks harmful effects of free radicals)
- 1 orange, juiced (helps to flush the liver of toxins)
- 1 cup cranberries (high in glutathione, which is required by the liver during both detoxification stages)
- 1 cup pineapple (anti-inflammatory)
- 1 bunch watercress (enhances phase 2 liver detoxification pathways)
- 1 cup leafy greens of your choice (I used arugula, because it is a bitter green and helps to stimulate bile flow)

Blend the above ingredients in a blender such as the Vitamix, and serve immediately.


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Carly is a blogger, raw vegan, and nutrition enthusiast! She emphasizes healthy eating through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. She has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals to critically think about what they put in their movies and to move towards a mind-set that helps them increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. She enjoys reading, and learning about the body, food processing mechanisms and has a keen interest in detox and life regeneration. "Eat fruit, and be happy and energized. Eat greens and other mineral dense vegetables and feel calm and steady. A recipe for good health!"

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