The liver performs many vital functions, including purifying the blood and cleansing the body of harmful chemicals and environmental toxins. ► Your Amazing Liver
A properly functioning liver is not only essential to good health, but also plays a key role in weight loss and ideal weight maintenance. In turn, maintaining a healthy weight, especially around the stomach (i.e., keeping belly fat at bay) is the first line of defense in the prevention of obesity, diabetes, arthritis, coronary heart disease, strokes, certain cancers and a variety of other chronic medical conditions.
There are many liver detoxification and cleansing products on the market. However, it is thought that detoxifying the liver should be done on a regular, daily basis. This can be accomplished by eating foods.
This infographic entitled "15 Foods that Cleanse Liver" lists some of the best foods that detoxify the liver (and in many cases, the kidneys and other organs as well).
Whenever possible, organic versions of these foods should be consumed, since conventionally grown fruits, vegetables, grains and spices are usually contaminated with harmful insecticides, herbicides and pesticides and are nutritionally inferior. ► Know Your Food Labels - What Are You Eating?
More health information about these foods:
Top Foods that Chelate the Body of Heavy Metals
5 Herbs that Your Liver Will Love
Infogaphic Source: Health, Fitness and Me