• Lynda Stretton

Liver-loving foods

I talk a lot about the need to support our livers to help detoxify and eliminate used hormones to prevent oestrogen dominance. Here's some of my favourite foods for supporting liver health:

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Leafy green vegetables - spinach, kale, collard greens, rocket, parsley, asparagus - provide plenty of B vitamins and magnesium. Aim for 2-3 portions each day. Try eggs with spinach and asparagus for brekkie to boost your intake early!

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Cruciferous vegetables - broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale - rich in sulphur - aim for 3 fist sized portions per day. I love to pre-roast and add them to salads at lunchtime 💚

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Alliums – onions and garlic - also rich in sulphur. Try to incorporate them as often as possible.

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Lean good quality protein such as grass fed beef or organic free range chicken are great sources of amino acids. Egg yolks and beans are particularly good sources of choline.

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Eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables rich in phytonutrients to ensure optimal antioxidant status - vital to neutralise the free radicals formed in phase I detoxification. Berries are a great low sugar fruit option which also support phase 2 detoxification 💖

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Beetroot - shown to support the activity of liver enzymes, helping to reduce oxidative stress and DNA damage.

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Asparagus - shown to increase the activity of 2 key enzymes that metabolise alcohol in the liver.

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Nettle, dandelion, Rooibus and green tea - support detoxification. Replace your usual coffee with one to also decrease your toxic load 👌🏻

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You also want to make sure you're moving your bowels daily to get the toxins out.

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What's your favourite liver loving food? I'd love to know. Mine are roasted cauliflower and beetroot ❤️❤️❤️

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