A highly functional liver is essential to life and health. Your liver produces bile which sounds distasteful but in actual fact is necessary for digestion of fat and disposing of excess cholesterol.
Your liver produces cholesterol and fat and burns off the excess fat for energy production. Your liver stores vitamins and minerals. It detoxifies your blood. It makes it possible for your blood to clot. Your liver releases glucose into your bloodstream when blood sugar is too low.
Here are some foods that help keep your liver healthy.
Fish assists in detoxification and is anti-inflammatory. Brazil nuts containselenium, a detoxification aid and an antiviral. Broccoli contains sulforaphane, another detoxifier.
Globe artichoke enhances liver function and digestion. Garlic's sulfur content plays a part in phase 2 liver detoxification.
"Technically not a food, but we had to include green tea because it is immensely beneficial to the liver. It contains the powerful antioxidant called EGCG which protects liver cells against the damaging effects of free radicals. Liver cells are easily damaged while carrying out their usual detoxification functions. A therapeutic quantity of green tea is four to five cups per day."