The liver is like a chemical factory within our bodies that are responsible for breaking down chemicals and toxins that enter our bloodstream. In the process, byproducts are created that are capable of damaging the liver.
Although they can regenerate quite easily, constant exposure to harmful substances may cause severe issues. It’s up to you to ensure that you and most importantly your kids develop healthy habits that will assist the liver in vital processes.
Our kids are our future and developing liver-friendly habits mentioned in this post will help them stay on the healthy side.
As children grow older, they require a well-rounded diet to develop properly. We can’t always keep an eye on them, but we can influence their eating habits more than anyone else.
Make sure that your kids have plenty of varieties in their diet, including:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Raw dairy products
- Pastured meats and eggs
- Protein-rich food
- Whole-grain products (in limited quantities)
Avoid feeding or treating your children with food that contain anything from the below-mentioned list:
- Monosodium glutamate (neurotoxic artificial flavoring)
- Food dyes
- Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame
- High-fructose corn syrup
- Refined grains
An occasional detoxing bath is not only good for the kids but also for the adults. They can help by allowing the body to detoxify the skin.
How can I prepare a detox bath?
Fill up a bathtub with warm water and mix in one or two of the following ingredients:
- A cup of Epsom salt
- A cup of baking soda
- A cup of apple cider vinegar
- A cup of bentonite clay
Tip: for better aroma, you’re advised to add a few drops of essential oil.
Such bath will help your child to detoxify but make sure that he or she doesn’t drink the solution. They should soak in for around 30 minutes for best effects.
Ditch commercially available juices for homemade fresh extracts that are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. As you are juicing the fruits, make sure that children also drink the fruit pulp or you can use it to make some healthy desserts. The pulp contains the majority of the nutrients from the fruits.
Here are some of the healthiest and most delicious things that you can mix:
Ensure that children always get enough probiotics to promote good gut health. Probiotics are found in raw and fermented food and help you get rid of toxins regularly by stimulating your digestion.
Kids should play around as much as possible, especially outside in the sun. The sunlight encourages vitamin D production and helps in strengthening the detoxifying process of our body.
Additionally, spending time outside and playing results in other benefits for the child. It helps them relax, build up their immunity, promote sleep, and improve the functioning of the organs. These are all the elements that influence the performance of the liver.
Relaxing And Sleeping
Liver requires a cooldown time to regenerate successfully. Ensure that your children get sufficient sleep of at least 8 hours per day. It is also suggested that they take short power naps during the day. These are generally around 10-20 minutes long.
In the world filled with unhealthy food, liver now has more work than ever before. They are responsible for breaking down the toxins that enter our bloodstream. Although they can regenerate quite easily, constant exposure to harmful substances may cause severe issues.
From proper nutrition and juicing to detoxifying, there are many solutions available. With the habits introduced in this post, you can now ensure that your children will develop properly and maintain a healthy liver.