The Doctors and Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention, showcase the wonder foods that can improve your body from the inside out.
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Must Eat Spring Foods Drew Ordon: The organ it sets in your right upper quadrant, might here, here’s a normal peeling. Liver is so important, why? It’s the key detoxifier of your body. It literally detoxifies everything. It’s the key metabolic organ in you're body. Protein synthesis metabolizes everything that we eat. You want to be nice to your liver you don’t want your liver end up looking like this. We came up with a great tip. Actually, dandelions are good for your liver either sprinkles a little in your salad or dandelion tea to load in vitamins and it actually increases bile production which shall takes place in the liver. Jim Sears: Alright, that’s pretty neat. So those of you buy those in but I think the grocery and not pick them after your lounge right? Lisa Masterson: Right. Drew Ordon: No, I did not. It’s been washed. Jim Sears: Because you don’t want to get – it’s full of pesticide. Drew Ordon: But they have a nice taste though. Would like a little dandelion on your kidney? Jim Sears: On my kidney? Sure. Drew Ordon: I know. Jim Sears: But now the kidneys and now, moving from the liver to the kidney. Kidneys are also really important because they keep your blood clean by removing waste and excess water in creating in urine you know. It’s kind of one of – it’s another detoxifier of the body so it’s really -- Travis Storks: Basically, your liver and your kidney are the two main organs. Jim Sears: Like filters. Travis Storks: That we use or detoxified but breakdown things that we need to get out of our body. Jim Sears: And breakdown the waste and get rid of it. And actually ginger is a great thing for your kidneys because it’s kind of natural diuretic some people say so, it kind of helps flush out that excess water and helps your body remove the toxins. Drew Ordon: Really. Jim Sears: What I really like ginger for is -- its an anti-inflammatory so it helps reduce inflammation which is one of the triggers of allowing illnesses so ginger is good for you. Travis Storks: Because the diuretic does not necessarily mean --. Jim Sears: Yeah, right. Just because it is diuretic that mean because alcohol is a diuretic too. Travis Storks: Right, so you like ginger for nausea and other things but –. Jim Sears: Right, the anti-inflammatory. Travis Storks: There you go. Lisa Masterson: And I love this because I’ve got the brain. The brain is the center of command and it controls all the other organs in the body and it’s responsible for the memory and intelligence and actually I did my senior thesis on the brain in college. Travis Storks: Yeah. Female: Wow. Lisa Masterson: Yeah, so I know a lot about brain. To make the brain function really well, you need brain food. And blueberries are excellent brain food because they have a lot of antioxidants in them. So they – per serving they have the most antioxidants because the anthocyanins which actually give it that blue color. So I think maybe you need a few more of blueberries. Travis Storks: What’s interesting, you know what? And I’m going to back you up, not only is a good brain food, it’s good kidney food, it’s good liver food. That’s just good food all the way around but we all know --. Jim Sears: I’ll tell you what it’s called the brain berry. Travis Storks: It is called the brain berry. Lisa Masterson: Brain berry, yeah. Travis Storks: You know what it’s even good for your heart. I got the heart here and I got to tell you the heart in my opinion play the most important organ because without this nothing else gets nutrients, nothing else gets oxygen. So the heart literally pumps blood nutrients to every important organ in your body so part of healthy food is very important, salmon loaded with omega 3 fatty acids which even though they have the word fat in them, it’s good fats. It actually helps prevent heart disease so adding salmon, the American Heart Association says a couple of servings a week, can keep you heart healthy. Lisa Masterson: And you actually eat a couple servings of sa