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How Antioxidants and Greens Support Your Liver

MaryColorThe vegetables commonly found in “green drinks” or juice cleanses are rich in antioxidants – vitamins A, C and E, and phytonutrients called thiols.  Without the support of these important nutrients during a detox program, toxins will form very reactive free radicals that may cause you to feel unwell and damage your tissues.

The following vegetables deliver vital nutrients to your body – so be sure to include them in your liver support regimen:

Broccoli: vitamins A, K, E, B6 and C, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and thiols
 Kale: vitamin A, chlorophyll, and thiols
Carrot: vitamins A, K, B6 and C, biotin, and potassium
Spinach: vitamins A, K and C, and folic acid
Beets: vitamins A, B6 and C, iron, potassium, and manganese

Other essential nutrients needed for safe detoxification include – amino acids, fiber, and magnesium.  A liver cleanse is not the time to be nutrient deficient!