Your liver is one of your five vital organs: here's how to give it a head start against cancer!
Statistically speaking, cancer is a threat to us all. In the United States, over one and a half million people are thought to have been diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2015 alone. From the polluted air that we breathe, to potentially dangerous pesticides on foods and chemicals in toiletries, we unwittingly surround ourselves with a minefield of latent cancer-causing toxins – day in, day out.
Liver cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths across the globe. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 40,000 new cases of associated cancers will be diagnosed throughout the US in 2016: sadly, over half of these people will likely die from the disease.
Amongst Americans, alcohol abuse is a leading cause of liver cancer (linked to a liver-scarring condition called cirrhosis). Luckily, there are steps you can take to combat your risk of liver cancer – in the form of your diet. Superfoods, in general, are considered to contain cancer-busting agents. Explore the top 20 specific superfoods which help to cleanse your liver – safeguarding against liver cancer in the process.
Glutathione, a compound found in carrots and beets, is renowned as a master detoxifier and an effective antioxidant for the human body. Thought to cleanse the liver as it helps to detoxify unhealthy substances, get a daily dose of these root vegetables to top up your antioxidant levels. They are also packed with beta-carotene and plant-flavonoids which stimulate liver function – making them ideal for liver health all round!
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