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Tips for a Healthy Liver!

The liver is one of the most important organs in our body, without it a person cannot survive. To have an idea of its importance, here is a list of some of the things the liver is responsible for:

- Filters the blood coming from the digestive tract and breaks down harmful substances.

- Metabolizes drugs.

- Secretes the bile to help with the digestion of fats in the intestines.

- Makes proteins that are essential for blood clotting.

- Produces, stores and releases vitamins and minerals into the blood.


This is why it is necessary to know which foods can support it's health, and which habits could affect it in a negative way.


Below you will find a list of antioxidants and vitamin B rich foods that can help support the health of the liver.

Antioxidants:

  1. All berries (including goji berries)

  2. Citrus fruits

  3. Beets

  4. Broccoli

  5. Turmeric

  6. Red grapes

  7. Green tea

  8. Pomegranates

  9. Eggplants

  10. Spinach

Vitamin B rich foods:

  1. Salmon

  2. Eggs

  3. Avocados

  4. Spinach

  5. Bananas

  6. Broccoli

  7. Lentils

  8. Chickpeas

  9. Sweet potatoes

  10. Nutritional yeast

Habits that could affect the liver in a negative way by increasing it's load, causing it to work harder and less effectively:

  1. Alcohol

  2. Refined sugars

  3. Processed foods

Now that we recognize the importance of the liver and know a few tips to help keep it healthy, let's apply it to our routine!


Greysa M. Cerpa-López

Digestive Bliss- Founder

Sources: WebMD and Lets Get Checked