Red Beet Salad
This recipe is a wonderful way to incorporate a delicious salad that has powerful liver cleansing properties! Eat ½ cup (or more if desired) daily with meals to aid in liver detoxification. This beet recipe is a mini gallbladder-liver flush that keeps the bile moving and aids in healthy bowel activity.
*Eating raw red beets could turn your urine or bowel movements pink or reddish in color. This is totally normal and it can also be a wonderful way to check how quickly or slowly your bowel transit time is. You should see the red beet color effect in your stools no more than 12-18 hours after eating them. If it is longer than this amount of time, then it is evident that constipation is a factor.
2 large raw red beets (scrubbed, trimmed, and chopped). Beets are a powerful cleanser, build the blood, and the betaine in red beets has been shown to decrease elevated homocysteine, which is an inflammatory marker in the blood.
3 cloves garlic. Garlic is high in amino acids and antioxidants that protect the liver from environmental toxins.
Juice of 1 lemon or lime. Lemons and limes flush the digestive system and stimulate the liver to detoxify.
1/8 cup Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. ACV encourages circulation, binds to toxins, and aids in the elimination process of the liver.
Fresh ginger (size of thumb or larger if desired). Ginger reduces oxidative stress in the liver thus reducing inflammation.
½ cup olive oil. Olive oil is a natural cholagogue which increases the flow of bile aiding in digestion and elimination.
2 tsp. turmeric root powder. Turmeric is a potent antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress, thus reducing inflammation, and also encourages the liver to detoxify.
½-1 tsp. rapadura, sucanat, or coconut sugar.
Salt- about ½ -1 tsp.
Black pepper- about 1/4 tsp
Place all ingredients into food processor and blend until a fine moist consistency. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days in a sealed glass container.Update:Liver Support