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.
All berries (including goji berries)
Vitamin B rich foods:
Habits that could affect the liver in a negative way by increasing it's load, causing it to work harder and less effectively:
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