Your liver is one of the biggest organs in the body, performing over 500 functions for the body such as, digesting proteins, storing minerals, bile production, and blood infiltration. The body also plays a role in the metabolic process in our body – breaking down fats to produce energy.
The liver has jobs that are vital to the bodies overall health and that is why it is so important to take care of our liver and give it everything it needs to be working properly!
Here is a list of the best foods for your liver:
Grapefruit – Grapefruits contain antioxidants that naturally protect the liver. The protective effects of grapefruit help by reducing inflammation and protecting cells.
Oatmeal – Oatmeal contains fiber your liver needs to work at its best
Broccoli – Broccoli is said to increase the livers natural detoxification enzymes that help protect the body
Almonds – Almonds are full of vitamins such as vitamin E, a nutrient that is shown to protect against fatty liver disease
Spinach – Spinach has a powerful antioxidant called glutathione which helps your liver work correctly.
Blueberries – Blueberries have a nutrient in them called polyphenols that protect you against fatty liver disease and high cholesterol
Coffee – Although coffee isn’t a food it is on the list of healthy items for your liver! With benefits like lower risk of liver cancer
Other ways to keep your liver healthy
- Stay up to date with your doctors visits and shots
- Wash your hands often to rid of germs and bacteria
- Limit your exposure to toxins
- Do not smoke or use tobacco products
- Eat a healthy well balanced diet and exercise
- Limit how much alcohol you drink
Liver health continues to be an important part of our well-being, be sure to take all the steps you can to ensure your body is healthy. Visit your doctor for regular check up and ask questions when needed.
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