16 Foods To Eat For A Healthy Liver February 5, 2016

All this talk about the necessity for a healthy liver! Are you wondering why all this deliberation? Let’s take a look at the functions of the liver.

The liver performs many essential functions to keep you healthy. It plays a very crucial role in removing harmful toxins from the body. The liver also works as a fat-burning organ. It converts nutrients from food into essential blood components and stores vitamins and minerals in our body. Liver problems can cause chronic fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, allergies, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and low immunity. And this is why a healthy liver is a must.

Best Foods For Liver Health

  1. Garlic
  2. Grapefruit
  3. Beets
  4. Leafy Greens
  5. Cruciferous Vegetables
  6. Green Tea
  7. Avocados
  8. Lemons
  9. Turmeric
  10. Walnuts
  11. Carrots
  12. Apples
  13. Olive Oil
  14. Whole Grains
  15. Tomatoes
  16. Asparagus

1. Garlic

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Garlic is rich in allicin, sulphur, and selenium. It stimulates the liver to activate enzymes that can flush out harmful materials. But, heating destroys its qualities. If you cannot eat it raw, you may want to purchase it in the form of capsules from a medicine shop.

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2. Grapefruit

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You can drink grapefruit juice to help the liver flush out carcinogens and toxins. Grapefruit contains a good amount of vitamin C and antioxidants.

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3. Beets

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Beets are a rich source of flavonoids and beta-carotene. Make them a part of your daily diet to stimulate and improve the functioning of the liver.

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4. Leafy Greens

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We all have read about how veggies are the ultimate protectors of our system. They are full of chlorophyll that eliminates natural toxins from the bloodstream. Leafy greens such as spinach and lettuce can neutralize metals, chemicals, and pesticides from food. They also protect the mechanism of your liver. They also help in the production and flow of bile, thus maintaining a constant flow in the liver. You can have these vegetables raw, boiled, juiced, or cooked.

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5. Cruciferous Vegetables

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Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts can be useful to increase glucosinolate in our bodies. This organic compound stimulates enzyme production required for proper digestion. These natural enzymes flush out carcinogens and toxins from your body and reduce the risk of cancer. Cauliflower and broccoli have huge amounts of glucosinolate, which when added to the system improves enzyme production in the liver.

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6. Green Tea

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Green tea is filled with plant antioxidants – catechins. It helps improve the functioning of your liver.

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7. Avocados

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Include more avocados in your diet to help the body produce more of the antioxidant glutathione. This helps the liver in the filtering process and throws out harmful toxins from your body.

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8. Lemons

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Citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges are packed with vitamin C. Lemons cleanse the body of the harmful materials and help in digestion. Drink a glass of fresh lemon water or orange juice every day in the morning to stimulate liver functioning.

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9. Turmeric

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Turmeric helps your body in digesting fats and in the production of bile. Turmeric also acts as a natural detox for your liver. It is said to be the liver’s favorite spice. Turmeric is an important ingredient in almost all Indian food. It helps boost liver detox by assisting enzymes that eliminate carcinogens from the system. Try having it raw. If you can’t have it raw, have it with dates, which will provide some taste.

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10. Walnuts

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Walnuts are a rich source of glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids. They also support your liver in the cleansing process. Sprinkle them on salads or have them with your breakfast.

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11. Carrots

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Carrots are a rich source of glutathione, a protein that helps detoxify the liver. They also contain plant flavonoids and beta-carotene. Use them in salads or just eat them like rabbits! Try to eat them raw as that will provide the maximum benefits that way.

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12. Apples

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Apple contains a good amount of pectin that holds the chemical constituents required for the body to cleanse the digestive tract. Whoever said, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ was absolutely right.

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13. Olive Oil

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Brown rice is rich in B-complex vitamins that help in improving fat metabolism and liver functions. Instead of refined flour, consume whole wheat. They improve overall fat metabolism, liver function, and liver decongestion.

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14. Whole Grains

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Brown rice is rich in B-complex vitamins that help in improving fat metabolism and liver functions. Instead of refined flour, consume whole wheat. They improve overall fat metabolism, liver function, and liver decongestion.

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15. Tomatoes

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Containing about 170 mg of glutathione per serving, tomatoes are great for detoxifying the liver. Eating fresh tomatoes will benefit you the most.

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16. Asparagus

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Asparagus is a natural diuretic. You can have it raw. Also, extracts of asparagus help in getting rid of alcohol hangover and protect the liver cells from alcohol toxins. It is a great food to detox the liver.
Adopt these simple and healthy foods in your daily diet and stay healthy. Please don’t forget to share your feedback in the comments section below.

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  • Mythili

    Liver damage is one the worst things i have heard from many people and to that are daily choices are big cause behin damaging it is scary. It is good know that certain food items can help keep our liver healthy! Thanks this article is perfect for any health freak.