KARACHI: The liver is the organ that filters, processes, and breaks down what passes through your body.
The liver plays an important role in the body. While it largely takes care of itself, a person can help maintain liver health by consuming certain foods and drinks.
You can naturally cleanse and protect liver by consuming six important foods.
It helps to detoxify the liver. It also has the ability to activate liver enzymes that can help your body naturally flush out toxins.
This herb works wonders for the liver. It also assists the liver in detoxing metals, while boosting bile production.
They are high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids, which all provide support to natural liver cleansing.
Carrots are very high in plant-flavonoids which stimulates and supports liver function overall. They also contain Vitamin A, which prevents liver disease.
5. Green Tea:
This beverage contains catechins, plant-based antioxidants known to improve liver function.
Apples contain high levels of pectin, a chemical that helps the body cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract.
Drinking coffee offers protection against fatty liver disease.
Foods to avoid
There are also many types of food that may harm the liver:
1. Fatty foods:
These include fried foods, fast food, and takeout from many restaurants. Packaged snacks, chips, and nuts may also be surprisingly high in fats.
2. Starchy foods:
These include bread, pasta, and cakes or baked goods.
Cutting back on sugar and sugary foods such as cereals, baked goods, and candies may help reduce the stress on the liver.
Simple ways to reduce salt intake include eating out less, avoiding canned meats or vegetables, and reducing or avoiding salted deli meats and bacon.
Anyone looking to give their liver a break should consider reducing their intake of alcohol or eliminating it from the diet completely.
Choosing foods that are good for the liver can help a person avoid potential health issues in the future.
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