Your liver is one of the coolest organs in your body. When most people think of the liver, they immediately associate it with cleaning alcohol out of your system. This is true, but your precious liver actually has numerous functions, including producing bile to help digest fats, converting glucose into glycogen for energy storage, producing cholesterol necessary for hormone production, processing hemoglobin from red blood cells for iron storage, regulating blood clotting, regulating amino acids and builds proteins, and helping to clean your blood of toxins and and pathogens, like bacteria. That’s quite a bit of work for one organ!
Beets are one of the best foods for keeping your liver running smoothly and efficiently. They are chock full of important vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, which are essential in detoxifying and healing the liver from the wears and tears of it’s daily work. Juicing beets is especially effective, as it keeps the antioxidant betaine intact, which encourages the liver to release toxins.
To keep your liver working beautifully, try this delicious Beet Lime Juice for your breakfast or as a snack.
- 1 beet, trimmed and peeled
- greens from 1 beet
- 1/2 bunch romaine
- 1 cucumber
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 green apple
- 1/2 lime, peeled
- 1″ chunk ginger
1. Clean all of the ingredients well, and run through a juicer. Repeat if desired, to obtain the remainder of the juice.
For other yummy ways to include beets in your diet check out these recipes:
How do you like to eat your beets?