3 Foods That Can Improve Your Liver Function

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Foods that aid liver efficiency and effectiveness are particularly special when it comes to keeping your body comprehensively working properly. Just for an idea of what a healthy liver can do, it can help relieve digestive ailments like a sluggish metabolism, bloating, constipation, and gas. A fully-functioning liver also leads to improved blood sugar levels (which can bring sugar cravings, fatigue, and foggy thinking when not properly functioning).

These three foods provide ways to help you strengthen your liver:

Vegetable Protein

Eating protein is necessary in order to build new cells, maintain tissue, and forming new proteins to serve basic bodily functions. You can even do it with vegetarian protein sources if meat isn’t your thing.

Marine-based vegetable proteins include microalgae, which contains protein and heavy amounts of chlorophyll that improves healing through removal of toxic drug deposits and heavy metals littered throughout your body. They also bolster liver function through the neutralization of carcinogens.

Land-based vegetable proteins include cooked lentils, chickpeas, and black, kidney, and pinto beans that hold approximately 15 grams of protein in each cup. A quarter cup of sunflower seeds holds six grams of protein. Eating one cup of cooked spinach and broccoli equates to roughly nine grams of protein.

Cultured Foods

Foods like kimchi—a traditional Korean dish served up with fermented cabbage, radish, garlic, red pepper, onion, ginger, and salt—and sauerkraut fall into this category. Fermentation, a kind of ancient preservation that involves food naturally altered by microorganisms that break down the food’s carbohydrates and protein, helps in digestion because it offers tons of healthy bacteria such as lactobacilli. Real miso is an example of fermented food as well.

Prebiotic-Filled Foods

Prebiotics are indigestible fibers that support your valuable gut flora, called probiotics. Probiotics are living microorganisms that boost your health. They are dietary fibers that allow probiotics to flourish. Prebiotics are seen in asparagus, leeks, cruciferous vegetables, and certain root vegetables like beets, burdock, chicory, dandelion, and Jerusalem artichokes.

 

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