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5-Ingredient Liver Detox Juice

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It’s liver awareness month, so let’s spend a moment getting to know this mighty organ a little better! Where is your liver and what does it look like?

Weighing in at roughly 3.5 pounds, the liver is the largest internal organ (second only to the skin which is larger in size and weight). Soft and smooth, this little “football” averages 7cm in length for women and 10.5cm for men and is located on the right side of the body, tucked neatly under the lower ribs.

What does the liver do?

Your front line of detoxification is the liver. It can be thought of as a filter for the blood, weeding out toxins and finding a way to neutralize or eliminate them from the body.

The liver manufactures cholesterol which is crucial for many of the body’s functions, such as building new cells, protecting the nerves and producing sex (fertility) hormones and vitamin D.

The liver is part of your digestive system, producing bile which is necessary for the absorption of fats and fat soluble vitamins as well as the elimination of waste.

How can you support your liver?

There are several ways that you can keep your liver functioning at its best.

1. Reduce your toxic load. Eat organic when possible, use nontoxic cleaners, avoid using medication unnecessarily and keep alcoholic beverages to 3/wk for women and 6-7/wk for men. If you can manage the escape, spend some time at the beach, mountains or countryside, breathing in the cleaner air.

2. Eat liver supporting foods. With 80,000 chemicals approved for commerce and thousands more being added each year, it’s impossible to create a pristinely nontoxic environment. Food to the rescue! Greens, dandelion root tea, apples, beets and turmeric are examples of foods that support your liver in today’s imperfect environment.

3. Know your food sensitivities. One man’s food is another man’s poison. When we are sensitive to a food, it is like a toxin to our body adding to the liver’s workload.

4. Try juicing! To get a concentrated dose of liver-boosting compounds, try this refreshing ruby-colored detox juice. Add a scoop of Further Food Collagen to help aid in digestion and repair the intestinal lining.

Further Food Commentary:

Beets are a highly versatile vegetable and have a rich source of potassium, calcium, iron, beta carotene, folate and vitamin C. Dandelion greens are an excellent source for liver detoxification and the richest green vegetable source of beta carotene. Cucumbers are a good source of fiber, low in calories and are 96 percent water. Pairing these vegetables with high fiber fruits, like apples, and the high vitamin C fruits like lemons, makes this Liver Detox Juice very effective!

By Denine Rogers RDN, LD, FAND

5-Ingredient Liver Detox Juice

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:3 minutes
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 beet, scrubbed

One handful of greens, washed (dandelion greens are very good for the liver if you are ok with the bitter taste)

1 apple

1 cucumber, peeled

1 lemon, peeled

1 scoop Further Food Collagen Peptides

Optional 1 scoop Superfood Turmeric

 

Instructions

  1. Juice all ingredients, stir and enjoy!
Juice all ingredients, stir and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 171; Total Fat: 1 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 158 mg; Potassium: 1195 mg; Carbohydrate: 43 g;  Fiber: 9 g; Sugar: 26 g; Protein: 5 g
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C: 81%; Vit A: 56%;  Iron: 15%; Calcium: 12%;
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73 thoughts on “5-Ingredient Liver Detox Juice

  1. Yul Castrodes Aranchado

    Good morning doc.., My father in-law diagnosed with liver problem, how can we detox his liver in simple way, we are just poor people here in Alangalang,Leyte Phillipines, hope you can help us, good day and Godbless.

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  2. Fredrica

    Dr. Bhatia
    Thank you for the information. I would like to try this recipe and begin juicing. Can you
    recommend a juicer?

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  3. TJ Henderson

    I just started juicing again my favorite liver cleansing juice is green apples, oranges, carrots, beets & cucumber three times a day & I take milk thistle supplements three times a day.

    When I did this years ago I lost weight & my skin looked amazing, can’t wait to see the results again.

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  4. Ana Carolina Zelaya Castro

    I can’t eat apples because I’m allergic. Is there any other fruit I can put into this juice? Thanks!

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Ana: Thanks for the question. You can just adding a carrot or an orange instead to this detox juice.
      Enjoy!

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  5. Tina

    Hi, Dr. Bhatia, what is the treatment for non-acholic fatty liver, I have been complaining to my Doctor and have no be given any drugs.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Rodney: Thanks for the question. It’s best not to use the stems and greens for juice, but you can definitely keep the greens-saute them in some olive oil for a delicious nutrient packed side dish.

      Reply
  6. Grace

    Hi doc. I usually juice wheatgrass, kale, celery, carrots and pomegranate with a tad of lemon and ginger.
    I mix and match everytime depending on what’s in the fridge.
    Is this good for liver detox ?
    Thanks.

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  7. Edward

    Hi!i have been juicing every morning.I add bitter melon,coriander,green lime(including its peel),ginger,garlic,dash of cinnamon powder and 1 scoop of oat bran.Is this recipe ok?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Sonnie: Thanks for the question. It is really up to you how much you want to drink this detox juice. Some people drink it every day, while others make this once a week. Best of luck.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Yolanda: Thanks for the question. You can drink this as often as you wish; once a day can be very cleansing and detoxing. Good luck.

      Reply
  8. Anonymous

    Wonderful lesson on how to prepare such a great health reviving beverage. Thanks a million.
    Does that help in treating hepatitis b?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there. Thanks for reaching out. This liver detox juice can be helpful in removing toxins and supporting your liver. We recommend you consult with a medical care practitioner on help treating hepatitis. Best of luck. The Further Food Team.

      Reply
  9. Jerson Dapanas

    Hi i’ve been 12 days in dunedin hospital for my liver abscess and draining procedure, Is beet root the best gor the liver? is it need a water if I make juice?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Jerson: We are sorry to hear that you are having troubles with your liver. Since we are not familiar with your medical history, we cannot make any specific recommendations about what you should be drinking. We wish you a speedy recovery.

      Reply
  10. Rodrick Stern

    I have been drinking this mixture for 5 days now it makes me pee a lot all through the night I dont drink or smoke dont eat red meat for more than 40 yrs now but I am still over weight dont use sugar only honey as a sweetner drink a lot of organic aloe but still don’t see any result trying to cut out carb product are the hardest thing for me how

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there. Thanks for reaching out. We are sorry to hear that you are struggling with your weight. Further Food has a lot of resources that can help. We have lots of articles with tips on how to cut out sugar and help lose weight. You can read some of them here https://www.furtherfood.com/articles/sugar-detox/

      Additionally, you may want to consider signing up for our 10 Day Sugar Detox program in which we provide meal plans, recipes and daily expert tips on how to eat better. You can learn more here https://shop.furtherfood.com/products/sugar-detox-plan
      Good luck!

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Molly,

      Yes, the beets are raw. Yes, spinach would be a great green to use. And yes, this recipe is for one serving.
      -The Further Food Team

      Reply
  11. Myron Fenderson

    Yes hello i do have fatty liver how many days can I do this and can do this for breakfast,lunch and dinner please let me know thank you very much

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Myron: Thanks for the question. This liver detox juice is so easy to make and it can help boost your liver health, while also providing lots of fiber and antioxidants. However, we recommend you consult with your medical care practitioner for specific questions relating to your medical history.
      Good luck.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Andrea,

      This juice is not part of a specific cleanse that you’re to do for a set amount of time, it’s just made from ingredients that promote liver detox and health!
      -The Further Food Team

      Reply
  12. Bianca Rose

    Hi there, how often in the day do you drink the juice, 3 times a day? and when is the best time to drink, before meals, after meals. And for how long can you do the cleanse, 2 weeks?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Bianca,

      This juice is just to drink whenever enjoyable for you! This is not necessarily part of a cleanse that goes on for a set amount of time, this drink is just made with ingredients that promote liver detox and health.
      -The Further Food Team

      Reply
  13. Crystal C

    This drink is amazing!! Been drinking for past 5 days! Getting my ALT labs done tomorrow. Even if there isn’t improvement , I feel and look better already!!! Thank you for this delicious recipe.

    Reply
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  15. Mary Nguyen

    My son (30 years old), has got acnes since teenage, specialists twice but Accutanne useless. Recently, he got abdominal pain. Tests showed 15% fat cover liver, liver works as a 60 years old man, cholesterol 8. Local Dr’ advice: more exercise, lose 4kg 1kg/month, drink green juice, avoid processed, red meats, limited alcohol, there was no medication given. After 7 weeks following dr’ advice extremely, recent test results showed cholesterol 6, loosed 4 kg. His green juice makes of handful of kale, dandelion (many from backyard), 3 celery stick, 1/2 green apple, 1/3 winter melon (Asian food store), my son is allergic to cucumber. He spends 1 hr daily for swimming, tennis. The most important for him is his skin looks healthier, there is no new acne appearance.

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  16. Phillip herman

    My girlfriend / wife just diagnosed with high enzyme inner liver and no bladder gallbladder was taken out how do we get her better and she’s in the hospital now what does she do what it is what is it possible chair for this to get her back to normal so she can get out of the hospital she’s only been there one day we need your help that’s all for now

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  17. Zear Noshin

    Please help me with some more juice resepies for liver problems my email address is given below thank you .

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