7 Sneaky Foods That Are Great For Your Liver
There are some foods you hear about all the time in relation to liver health…
Dark leafy veggies…
And I fully agree with this list!
These are all super important foods to incorporate regularly into your diet and your liver will love you for it!
But there are a bunch of other foods that don’t get much of the limelight, even though they’re chock full of important liver nutrients.
Here’s a list of 7 foods that are sneakily great for your liver.😏
As if we needed another excuse to eat more avocados!
This fruit (technically) is loaded with vitamin E, which is an antioxidant.
Antioxidants scavenge and neutralize dangerous free radicals and is thus protective to the liver.
Studies have even shown success with using Vitamin E supplementation in treating damaged livers!
Brazil nuts are one of our best sources of selenium.
Selenium is a mineral that is works in conjunction with vitamin E, the antioxidant mentioned above.
Selenium is also used in protocols to help detox heavy metals from the body.
Garlic is a great source of the sulfur containing amino acids cysteine & methionine.
Sulfur is what makes garlic and onions so pungent!
These amino acids are vital for phase 2 of liver detoxification – which turns chemicals into a form that can be excreted from the body.
Red Bell Peppers:
These brightly colored veggies are good for you in more ways than you think!
A cup of chopped red bell pepper has more vitamin C than an orange!
And vitamin C is another anti-oxidant that helps to protect the liver.
One of the main detoxification pathways in the liver is called the P450 system.
This system requires magnesium to to do its job.
Sunflower seeds are packed with magnesium…
Just a quarter cup has a third of your recommended daily value!
We don’t often think of a high cholesterol food as being good for liver detox, but it turns out it is!
Eggs are one of our best sources of choline, which supports healthy bile and helps the liver to break down fats.
Nature is pretty smart and a lot of animal products contain within them specific nutrients that are crucial to their own breakdown…choline is one, carnitine is another.
Oysters are extremely high in zinc.
Zinc is another mineral that helps the body get rid of toxins by acting as an antioxidant.
Zinc deficiency or insufficiency is actually pretty common so if oysters are your thing then you’re in luck!