Which food is healthy for the liver?
These five foods cleanse our liver
March 6, 2020 - 11:37 a.m.
An unhealthy diet not only affects our body, but also our psyche. If our vital organs do not function properly, we quickly notice this in tiredness and exhaustion. A liver-friendly diet is just what you need. With these five foods, the vacation for the liver is particularly good and natural.
The liver is a real all-rounder
The liver is our central detoxification organ and builds up and breaks down substances. Fatty foods and alcohol leave traces in the body and the liver is the main actor responsible for eliminating them. It also regulates our metabolism and energy balance. It controls the sugar and fat metabolism and stores fat-soluble vitamins, iron and many minerals.
In addition to the kidneys, the liver also breaks down drug residues. So it is time to build it up with healthy foods and give it some time off from the harmful toxins. In addition to a generally healthy diet, with little alcohol and a lot of vegetables, some vegetables are particularly good for the liver.
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Five particularly healthy foods
Broccoli is high in antioxidants and fiber. In the mix with the contained vitamins C and D, the green vegetables boost the regeneration of our liver. Broccoli also stimulates the cleansing of the intestines.
Tip: By just steaming it and not boiling it, more vitamins and minerals are retained.
Inexpensive and healthy - that probably best describes the sweet potato. Similar to pumpkin and carrots, they are rich in carotenoids. They catch free radicals before they get to the liver.
Tip. It is best to prepare it in the oven with a little healthy vegetable oil.
The orange spice is our liver's favorite. It stimulates the production of gastric juice and bile and supports the liver in digesting fat. This turns turmeric into a real fat burner and stimulates the cell metabolism.
Tip: Mix either as a spice for dishes or in smoothies.
The small ball vegetables are full of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Thereby they support the natural balance in the body. It also contains pectin - the plant substance helps the liver to dispose of toxins.
Tip: Beetroot is healthiest raw - so best in a salad or smoothie.
Now comes the variety: artichokes, radicchio, Brussels sprouts and sage boost bile production. This makes fat from food easier to digest. It can also reduce high blood lipid levels.
Tip: Simply serve in the salad or mixed with other vegetables.
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