Milk Thistle

It’s been a while since I posted about the benefits of spirulina and I promised to write about some of the other organic powders I use and why – so here I am and today we are talking about the mighty milk thistle 🙂

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is part of the Asteraceae plant family which includes sunflowers and daisies and has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits and is widely used to detoxify the body and more specifically, the liver.

The liver helps defend us from toxins that are common in everyday life, acting like a filter and removing harmful substances from the body. Milk thistle assists this process and works by drawing out the nasty toxins that can cause disease and illness and has been shown to decrease, or even reverse signs of damage to the liver.

Milk thistle also helps protect the body from all kinds of free radicals due to the Vitamin C and E content, and these also help to slow down the ageing process.

Hoorah – sign me up! 😉

Some of the benefits of taking a milk thistle supplement

  • Anti-ageing effects
  • Can lower cholesterol
  • Can help to prevent or control diabetes
  • Helps protect against cancer and other diseases

Read more about the benefits on these websites Dr. Axe and Web MD

Read more about the functions of your liver British Liver Trust

Happy reading and healthy living to you all 🙂

With love,

Tash x

 

 

 

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