To make the transition to warmer weather easier some simple changes to diet are a great way to assist the liver in it's self cleansing. Many find that shifting to more vegetables and fruits allows for easier digestion. Creating periods when we don’t eat is also beneficial and gives the liver a break. Holding a 12 hour time period between the last meal of the day and breakfast gives the liver a chance to balance the blood sugar and repair. Foods such as lemon, lime, kiwi, dandelion, parsley, leafy greens and daikon clear the liver according to Chinese Medicine. Sour is the flavor that strengthens the liver. Adding lemon or a bit of vinegar to water can be a wonderful spring tonic.
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