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7 Foods You Should Consume Regularly To Cleanse Your Liver

The liver is a reddish brown organ located on top of the stomach and intestines. The liver palsy a very crucial role in maintaining healthy body balance. It is important for the liver to be in a healthy shape otherwise the whole body will stop functioning properly.

The liver stores vitamins, mineral and enzymes. The liver also produces bile and aids excretion. One of the major function of the liver is detoxification. The liver helps to remove toxic substances from the body. This is why the liver should be kept in healthy working condition. One major way of cleansing and keeping the liver healthy is by eating a healthy diet. Here are foods you should add to your diet to keep your liver clean and healthy;

1.      Fatty fish

Fatty fish like mackerel and salmon contain omega-3 fatty acid, a healthy fat that helps in lowering risk of liver disease. Omega-3 fatty acid reduces inflammation in the liver and protects the liver from damage.

2.      Coffee

Drinking coffee regularly protects your liver from liver disease and liver damage. Studies carried out show that even people with liver disease benefit from drinking coffee as it protects the liver from further damage. Coffee reduces risk of liver cancer, liver disease and cirrhosis.

3.      Carrots

Carrot contains beta-carotene and flavonoids both of which are antioxidants that have regenerative properties.

4.      Garlic

Garlic is known for its numerous health benefits. Garlic contains antioxidants that help to detoxify and clean the liver. garlic contains minerals and antioxidants that keep the liver healthy and proper condition. Garlic contains sulfur which acts as an activator for enzymes that help to remove toxic substance from the body.

5.      Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits like oranges, grapes, tangerines and lemons are rich sources of antioxidants and vitamin C. citrus fruit like grapefruit contains naringenin and naringin. These antioxidants reduce the amount of fat found in the liver and reduces the risk of hepatic fibrosis.

6.      Tea

Tea contains antioxidants that have cleansing properties. Consuming teas such as green tea helps to keep the liver healthy and in proper function. The antioxidants in tea also helps to reduce and prevent inflammation in the liver. another type of tea that is beneficial for the liver is rosemary tea. Rosemary tea aids in digestion by stimulating the production of bile. Research carried out showed that people tea regularly is less likely to develop liver cancer.

7.      Nuts

Nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids which is very beneficial for the liver. nuts also contain vitamin E, an antioxidant that prevents inflammation of the liver.

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Source: healthline.com, myliverexam.com, thethirty.whowhatwear.com. 

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