In with the bad, out with the good. Arguably one of the most important organs in the human body, the liver, is your own private filtration system; helping you burn fat, convert nutrients, and safeguard your immune system. So how do you keep this vital organ performing at its peak? By eating right, of course. Here are 7 foods your liver will love:
As a powerhouse grain and complex carbohydrate, quinoa plays the role of an internal detoxifier, facilitating the processing of food along the digestive tract. The vitamin B and folate found in quinoa further boost the liver’s ability to eliminate waste from the body.
Beetroot is renowned as a champion of the liver, primarily for its key component – betaine. Betaine promotes detoxification in the liver and additionally defends the liver and bile duct, as well as provides benefits towards healing liver toxicity.
Also known as seaweed or sea vegetables, nori counts amongst the best detoxifying foods. Containing elements that absorb waste from the digestive tract and remove toxins from our bodies, nori effectively aids the liver in its detoxification role.
4. Red tooibos tea
Rooibos tea health benefits have been valued in South Africa for centuries. Today, this vibrantly coloured, sweet tasting, healing tea is known for its reputation of encouraging the liver to properly function and also for assisting in the inhibition of fatty liver disease.
5. Wild rocket
This healing weed, hailing from Spain, contains key antioxidant phytochemicals that are essential in the protection of the liver, while at the same time, helps to assist the liver with depolluting waste from the body.
Sharing similar properties with its look-alike cousin, nori, konbu promotes healthy liver function by stimulating the cleansing of fatty wastes and then helps prevent the build-up of toxins.
Last but certainly not least, tomatoes have long been revered for their exemplary antioxidant properties, but research now suggests that its lycopene content can have good benefits toward the prevention of fatty liver disease as well as liver fibrosis.
At Cedele, we recognise that a healthy diet is crucial to a healthy liver and with that, here are 3 delicious items that help you liberate your liver:
Soba noodles: chilled soba noodles with miso ginger, seaweed & bonito flakes
*Available at FWK
Quinoa dish: sea bass & prawn quinoa (INF) & warm organic quinoa & black beans
*Available at FWK
Red rooibos tea
*Available at all Cedele Outlets