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. Lecithin is found in the yolk of the egg as well as in many foods such as cabbage, cauliflower, garbanzo beans, seeds, and nuts.
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 lecithin in the egg yolk 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. You can add it to dressings, sauces, and smoothies. You can also buy Lecithin supplements, but they not as good and wholesome as finding it in nature.