6 Foods for Liver Health

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 Nowadays, we live in an environment that has polluted air, and we are eating lots of processed foods which are loaded with chemicals, preservatives, and additives on a daily basis.

To stay healthy, we need to deal with these pollutants and toxins that invade our bodies daily. We have to get them out of our bodies, or we will get sick.

The liver helps us in this aspect:

Liver is the second largest organ in our body. It is located on the right side of our belly. Normally we cannot feel it because it is protected by the rib cage.

The primary functions of the liver are:

·        1.  It filters the blood from the digestive tract, the gut, before they are passed to the rest of the body.

To filter means it collects the toxins that enters the body and get them out of the body.

 ·        2.  It also helps in digestion, absorption and in processing the foods for nutrients to be used by the body.

Attached under the liver are the gallbladder, pancreas and the intestines; and together they see to it that the foods we take in are free of toxins and are converted into nutrients to be pass on to the rest of the body.


To keep our liver healthy, here are 6 kinds of foods we need to eat often:

1.      Garlic

Garlic contains selenium that is great for detoxification, Vitamin B6, works as an anti-inflammation and arginine, which helps relax the blood vessels.

You may chop them raw finely, or fry them crispy and add to veggies.   

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2.      Grapefruits

Grapefruit contains lots of Vitamin C and glutathione for producing proteins, tissue building and repair, and to boost our immune system.


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 3.      Leafy vegetables

Leafy vegetables help in neutralizing chemicals, metals, and pesticides; increasing bile production for better digestive function.  


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 4.      Avocado

Avocado is considered a super-food. It has Vitamin C & E and glutathion also. As an anti-oxidant, it protects liver cells against damages and neutralizes harmful radicals. Its healthy fats helps improves cholesterol levels.


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5.      Walnuts

Walnut's rich amino acid helps in detox of ammonia; its high quality omega-3 fatty acid and glutathione support liver detoxification.


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 6.      Turmeric

Turmeric's  primary ingredients, the curcumin, is a powerful anti-inflammation and anti-oxidant. It helps protect bile duct and boost bile flow. It helps rejuvenate liver cells by preventing alcohol and toxins to convert into compounds that could cause damage to the liver.


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Boil the roots in, or add its powder to, water, and drink; use as cooking ingredients, chopped, sliced or powdered, it adds flavor to your foods.


 For a healthy liver, remember to eat these foods:



Thank you for reading. May you right right and be healthy.


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