The function of the liver is of high importance for our overall health since it removes the accumulated waste and toxins from the body. It is the heaviest and one of the largest organs in the human body.
The liver is the chemical processing plant of the body, and it receives 30% of the blood circulating in the system every minute, performing chemical reactions to eliminate harmful toxins and distribute and store essential nutrients.
This process is known as the ‘metabolism’ and the liver cells, called hepatocytes, work to keep the body working at its best.
As soon as we digest food, nutrients enter the blood, which go directly to the liver for processing, and depending on the levels of nutrients, liver cells will either release the goodness in the areas where it is needed, or store it for when the body needs a boost.
Sometimes, its function can be disrupted due to poor dietary habits, environmental toxins, and more. Yet the following 5 nighttime detox drinks will cleanse the liver, boost its function, and help you lose extra weight.
The Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the liver functions at its best between 1 am and 3 am, so make sure you drink these beverages before going to sleep:
This drink is great to start and end your day. It will cleanse the liver, energize your body, and strengthen your immunity.
Squeeze the juice of one medium-sized lemon, and add it to 6 ounces of heated water. You can sweeten with honey.
Lemon and Ginger Tea
Ginger and lemon are abundant in vitamin Cm, and their antioxidant properties prevent various diseases and illnesses. They cleanse the liver and the colon, boost immunity, and treat stomach bloating.
Boil 8 ounces of water, remove the pot from heat, and add the juice of half a lemon and a slice of ginger. Stir, steep for 15 minutes and drink it at bedtime.
Oatmeal and cinnamon drink
Oats are high in fiber, minerals, and vitamins, so they relax the body, cleanse the liver and the intestines, and help digestion.
Boil 6 cups of filtered water, and soak a cup of organic oats inside for about 7 hours. Then, strain the oats, and add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Enjoy!
Peppermint leaves are high in essential oils, which detoxify the liver and the colon and boost digestion.
All you have to do is to boil 8 ounces of water, and then add 2 tablespoons of mint leaves. Boil for 2 more minutes, and remove from heat. Steep for a while, and drink it 30 minutes before going to bed at night.
Chamomile tea improves sleep, relieves stress, and soothes the nervous system. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that calm the inflamed tissues and muscles.
All you have to do is to boil 8 ounces of water, remove the pot from heat, and add a tablespoon of chamomile flower inside it. Leave to cool for 10minutes, and then drink it.