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‘Tis the season for overindulgence

The silly season can lead to silly overindulgence so it pays to remember your hard working liver and give it some nourishment.

168722327The liver does an amazing cleansing job, filtering blood to remove toxins from the body and also helping balance hormone and cholesterol levels.

If you overindulge in toxic substances such as alcohol, sugar (or sugary drinks) junk foods or in habits like smoking, the liver’s job is made harder.

Exposure to chemicals such as household chemicals (cleaners and cosmetics) and garden sprays also take their toll, along with chemicals used in the workplace.

Supporting the liver involves limiting toxins, eating lots of fresh foods – cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts, are particularly cleansing – and enjoying refreshing beverages such as green tea.

Basically, food in its natural state, and only lightly processed, is best.

The problem is most of us tend to enjoy a regular intake of highly processed foods and some people have eaten so much processed food, they have lost perspective of what fresh, natural food is.

To support your liver’s function when your diet is lacking, consider a supplement such as Blackmores Recharge Liver Detox.

Just one teaspoon mixed in water each day provides a potent dose of the herb milk thistle, scientifically studied for its liver benefits, and antioxidants green tea, taurine, selenium and broccoli sprouts.  It’s a fantastic combination and, unlike some detox products, it’s all in the one supplement.  Easy!

Blackmores superfood powders are also useful when cleansing and particularly beneficial to the time poor because you can just throw the recommended dose into a smoothie or simply, add water.

Blackmores Vitality Super Greens + Nature Boost is packed full of certified organic, cleansing greens.  Blackmores Matcha Green Tea + Nature Boost is a delicious, refreshing green tea powder that can be blended with hot or cold water.  When blended cold with ice, lime and mint, it is a delicious, refreshing and healthy summer drink!

For more information, click here to visit the Blackmores website or phone our Naturopathic Advsiory Line on 0508 75 74 73.