Our liver is our main fat burning organ, so it’s important to keep it clean! Lecithin is important in cleaning the liver as it intervenes with the body’s ability to form fat deposits.
Lecithin protects against damage to cells by oxidation, protects against cardiovascular disease, and may lower cholesterol levels. It has also been known to treat liver damage, which is why I include it in my detox regimen. May Lecithin can be found in may foods such as cabbage, cauliflower, garbanzo beans, seeds, nuts and eggs.
I always incorporate a lot of dark green leafy vegetables in my diet as well as eggs. Make sure you eat the yolks – egg yolks are the best source especially when you eat the yolk lightly cooked, like a soft-boiled egg. The lecitihin in the egg yolks is a highly effective emulsifier with a detergent-like ability to break up fats. The yolks have “scubbers” in them that help scrub away toxins. I suggest eating at least 2 eggs a day, especially during your detox regimen.
Lecithin also helps balance your pH levels and is believed to play a role in reducing cholesterol. I add it to dressings, sauces and shakes. You can also buy Lecithin supplements, but they not as good and wholesome as finding it in nature.