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Best Foods to Support Your Liver

Your liver is rugged and it can bounce back unless it is completely destroyed. It is one of the most robust internal organs in the human body.

The liver is a vital organ that plays an important role in the body’s detoxification process. Some foods that are believed to be beneficial for liver health include:

  1. Leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and broccoli: These foods contain high levels of chlorophyll which is known to help cleanse the liver.
  2. Garlic contains allicin which can help to boost the liver’s ability to detoxify the body.
  3. Avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help improve liver function.
  4. Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries: These fruits are high in antioxidants, which can help to protect the liver from damage caused by toxins.
  5. Nuts and seeds: They are rich in magnesium and healthy fats, which can help to improve liver function.
  6. Lemon, Lime, and Grapefruit: These fruits are rich in vitamin C, which can help to boost the liver’s ability to detoxify the body.
  7. Olive oil: It is rich in monounsaturated fats that can help to improve liver function.
  8. Turmeric: It contains curcumin which can help to protect the liver from damage caused by toxins.

It’s important to note that a healthy diet with a variety of nutrient-rich foods is best for overall health, including liver health. Drinking plenty of water, exercising, and limiting alcohol and processed foods can help support a healthy liver.

It’s also important to consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking any medications.

To know more about the best foods to clean out your liver, watch this video:

According to Dr. Eric Berg, DC, here is the list of the best foods to clean your liver:

  1. cruciferous vegetables
  2. garlic
  3. turmeric
  4. beets
  5. mushrooms
  6. avocados
  7. extra virgin olive oil

Here is a transcript from the video:

The main function of the liver is to detoxify toxins. The liver doesn’t store toxins unless you have a fatty liver because the toxins are stored in the fat cells. When your liver is inflamed, it heals with scar tissue, leading to cirrhosis and many other health issues. 

A few main functions of the liver:

• It can detoxify 
• It makes bile 
• It produces hormones 

Symptoms of a damaged liver:

• Itchiness 
• Jaundice
• Lethargy 
• Achy joints 
• Nausea 
• Lowered cognitive function 
• Gallstones 

The best foods for the liver:
1. Cruciferous vegetables (sulforaphane) 
• Help detoxify the liver 
• Help the liver get rid of inflammation 
• Help to quickly detoxify things like caffeine, drugs, chemicals, and poisons 
• Can help enhance liver function
• Can help decrease complications from diabetes 
• Can help decrease free radical damage 
• Can help improve sensitivity to insulin
• Can help improve insulin resistance 
• Help support blood sugars 

2. Garlic (sulfur)
• Helps detoxify the liver 
• Acts as a natural antibiotic 
• Is antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral 
• Helps strip off fat from the liver 
• Is high in vitamin B1 
• Is anti-inflammatory 
• Is a powerful antioxidant 
• Has anti-cancer properties 

3. Turmeric (curcumin)
• Helps reduce inflammation 
• Helps detoxify heavy metals 
• Helps repair and regenerate liver function
• Helps stabilize the mitochondria (it’s anti-cancer)
• It can help decrease fat on the liver 

4. Beets 
• Help detox the liver 
• Help reduce liver enzymes 
• Help activate the release of bile salts (decrease fat in the liver)
• Help protect liver cells
• Help reduce inflammation in the liver 

5. Mushrooms 
• Are high in glutathione (supports the liver)
• Help protect liver cells 

6. Avocados 
• Help repair and stabilize the liver 
• Are high in glutathione (supports the liver)
• Are anti-inflammatory 

7. Extra virgin olive oil 
• Can help improve liver enzymes
• Can help decrease fat on the liver 
• Can help improve insulin sensitivity 
• Can help reduce insulin resistance 
• Is a powerful anti-inflammatory 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio: Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals.
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