In between the talks about heart, kidney and lungs, we tend to miss out on an important organ in our body - it's the liver. A cone-shaped organ, liver is responsible for a wide range of functions, including removing toxins from blood, activating enzymes, regulating fats, protein and carbs and more. It also helps detoxify chemicals and metabolise drugs and while doing so, liver secretes bile juice that promote digestion. Moreover, liver stores energy that is used to keep you going when food is not available. As per consultant nutritionist Rupali Datta, "Liver carries out more than 500 lifesaving and sustaining functions daily. Any irregularity may lead to liver-related troubles like fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, liver infections et al." Hence, keeping a healthy liver is of utmost importance for overall good health.
Rupali Datta further stated, "Liver is the only organ that cleanses itself. However, some fibre and antioxidant-rich foods help promote the detoxification process. Therefore, it is always important to include good food in your regular diet to not exert the liver."
Considering the above factors, we bring you herbal concoction that can help speed up the detoxification process in liver - it's the turmeric-green tea. But before we jump into the recipe, let's find out how turmeric and green tea benefits our liver.
Green Tea For Liver | Health Benefits Of Green Tea:
Green tea has gained huge popularity as detox drink for being loaded with antioxidants. According to a study, published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, green tea, paired with exercise, may reduce the severity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75 percent. Alongside liver, green tea help promote weight loss, metabolism, strengthen immunity and more.
Turmeric For Liver | Health Benefits Of Turmeric:
Rupali Datta recommended spices like turmeric support the detox processes of our body by increasing the production of enzymes and breaking down the toxins. Alongside, turmeric also helps improve blood circulation that further promotes good liver health.
Here's The Recipe Of Turmeric-Green Tea For Liver Health:
1 teaspoon green tea
1 pinch turmeric powder
1 cup water
Step 1. Boil the water.
Step 2. Switch off the flame and add green tea leaf and turmeric powder and close the lid. Let it infuse for 3-4 minutes.
Step 3. Strain in a cup and take a sip.
Include this detox drink in your morning ritual for overall fitness. But always remember, moderation is the key!
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