Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast

While this hardy soup is a comforting fit on wet or cold days, it is also filled with ingredients that help support your liver. Your liver is responsible for detoxification of toxins that have accumulated in your body. This detox soup recipe has multiple ingredients aimed at supporting liver function.

This soup is filled with hearty cruciferous vegetables, pivotal for supporting the liver. Both cauliflower and kale are in the cruciferous vegetable family, and when consumed research shows that they increase the level of enzymes used by the liver to breakdown toxins (1). This is a required step before toxins can be removed from the body.

Garlic has also been identified as an excellent support for the liver. Garlic contains multiple sulphides, which also have the ability to increase detoxification enzymes in the liver. These enzymes work to breakdown toxins before they can be discarded from the body. As an added benefit, garlic increases glutathione levels, which serves to protect cells from damage from toxins (2).

Don’t forget about olive oil! Small studies have shown that even one daily teaspoon of olive oil improved levels of liver enzymes and resulted in better blood flow to the liver (3). This goes to show that every ingredient counts!

While this recipe instructs to use a stovetop, try using your crockpot or pressure cooker for added convenience!

Did you know that spring and fall are the ideal times to implement a detox? To learn more about when and why to detox, check out our detoxification and cleanse 101 article! Or, you can download your copy of our 1-week Detoxification Meal Plan today!

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  1. Manchali, A., Murthy, K.N.C., & Patil, B.S. (2012). Crucial facts about health benefits of popular cruciferous vegetables. Journal of Functional Foods, 4(1), 94-106. doi: 10.1016/j.jff.2011.08.004
  1. Lushchak, V. (2012). Glutathione Homeostasis and Functions: Potential Targets for Medical Interventions. Journal of Amino Acids, 2012, 736837. doi: 10.1155/2012/736837

 

  1. Sofi, F., Giangrandi, I., Cesari, F., Corsani, I., Abbate, R., Gensini, G.F., & Casini, A. (2010), Effects of a 1-year dietary intervention with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid-enriched olive oil on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients: a preliminary study. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 61(8), 792-802. doi: 10.3109/09637486.2010.487480

Cauliflower, Kale and Lentil Soup

While this hardy soup is a comforting fit on wet or cold days, it is also filled with ingredients that help support your liver. Your liver is responsible for detoxification of toxins that have accumulated in your body. This detox soup recipe has multiple ingredients aimed at supporting liver function. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Yellow Onions diced
  • 4 stalks Celery diced
  • 4 Carrots medium, peeled and diced
  • 8 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 head Cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 8 cups Kale Leaves chopped
  • 12 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 4 cups Lentils cooked
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add the onion, celery, and carrots. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until veggies are softened. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower, kale, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the cooked lentils and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Divide between bowls. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Per 1 Serving:
 
Calories - 426
Sugar - 17g
Fiber - 22g
Carbs - 62g
Fat - 13g
Protein - 22g
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