The liver is one of the most important oranges of the body that carries out more than 500 functions and detoxifies the system by filtering the blood. Liver cleansing helps to relieve liver overload and boost its purification process. All the ingredients used in this smoothie have specific benefits for the liver.
While celery helps to improve liver enzyme function and blood lipid levels, parsley reduces the inflammation of the liver, kidneys, gall bladder and urinary tract. Lemon juice boosts the enzyme functions in the body, stimulates the liver and speeds up the removal of toxins from the body. Both parsley and lemon are mild dietetics that helps to relieve water retention and swelling.
Celery contains a potent amount of dietary fiber along with vitamin K, folate, vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, calcium and vitamin B6. Dietary fiber in celery helps to lower cholesterol and improves satiety which aids weight loss. Antioxidants and polysaccharides present in celery reduce inflammation caused by oxidative stress and help to relieve joint pain and discomfort caused by gout and arthritis.
Abundance of potassium in celery lowers high blood pressure and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. Anti-microbial properties of celery fight bacterial infections by curbing the growth of bacteria. Celery has the capacity to lower uric acid level in the blood and prevent urinary tract infections, kidney problems, and bladder disorders.
Parsley is a widely used herb with an impressive nutrition profile. It contains high levels of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and folate along with iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Abundance of antioxidants flavonoids in parsley help to fight off free radical damage and slow down the aging process. It also reduces the risk of age-related diseases such as heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, and eye disorders.
Parsley is a natural diuretic that helps to ease water retention and bloating and it also helps to prevent kidney stones. Parsley provides high levels of vitamin K, an essential nutrient that aids bone mineralization and reduces the risk of bone fractures. Vitamin C present in parsley boosts the immune system and reduces the risk of cancer, asthma, arthritis, etc.
Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C that helps to boost the immune system. It also contains a considerable amount of potassium, magnesium, and copper. Lemon juice aids digestion by boosting the production of bile in the liver. The acids present in lemon juice slow down the digestion process and help to maintain insulin levels at a steady position.
Lemon juice also boosts the function of the enzymes and stimulates the liver to flush out toxins more efficiently. Mild diuretic effect of lemons helps to detox the body and skin through increased urination.
Here is the recipe…
- Celery – 5 stems
- Parsley – 1 cup
- Water- 6 cups
- Lemons – 3
- Take celery and parsley and chop them properly.
- Toss them in the blender and squeeze the lemon and pour it into the blender.
- Then blend it at high speed by adding water to it.
- Enjoy your green smoothie to cleanse your liver and promote its proper functioning.
This liver detox smoothie helps to cure liver damage and supports the liver to boost the detoxification process. This is a 100% vegan and gluten-free smoothie suitable for people with a restrictive diet.