As World Hepatitis Day approaches, we must take this time to recognise and raise awareness towards Hepatitis, its causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention. Viral hepatitis can cause inflammation in the liver. This inflammation along with other symptoms may cause discomfort and even liver cancer.
Our lifestyle and diet play an integral role in the health of our liver. While certain foods worsen liver health, some foods can help improve the health of our liver. Superfoods in particular have a variety of benefits. In this article, we discuss the best superfoods to clean and maintain our liver.
Add these 10 superfoods to your diet to keep your liver clean and healthy:
Berries such as blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc. are not only delicious but also extremely beneficial for the body. This superfood group is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that directly improve the health of our liver.
2. Green tea
Green tea is a popular superfood known for its many benefits to the human body. Many studies have shown that increasing the daily consumption of green tea significantly improves liver health. Green might help reduce oxidative stress and deposits of fats in the liver.
3. Green leafy vegetables
Green leafy vegetables belong to the cruciferous vegetable family group. This superfood group is abundant in nutrients and provides a variety of benefits. They help increase the levels of enzymes that healthily detoxify the liver.
Coffee is a great superfood, especially for people that enjoy beverages. Unlike other sugary and unhealthy beverages, coffee promotes better health for our liver. Coffee reduces the risk of chronic liver diseases, liver cancer, cirrhosis, and other liver diseases.
Ginger is also popularly consumed in south Asian cuisine along with turmeric. It has exceptional healing qualities. Ginger provides us with enzymes that help remove toxins from our liver.
Nuts similar to cruciferous vegetables are a popular superfood group. They are abundant in various nutrients that aid the proper functioning of our liver. A diet rich in nuts can help lower your risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
7. Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits such as oranges, limes, lemons, etc. are very rich in vitamin C. A vitamin C-rich diet ensures better detoxification of our liver.
Beetroot is another vegetable that is considered a superfood due to its abundance of nutrients and benefits. Beetroot is rich in betalains. This antioxidant increases the production of detoxing enzymes in the body that promote better health of our liver.
9. Olive oil
Olive oil is a popular superfood that works great as a healthy alternative to many vegetable oils, butter, etc. Consuming and incorporating olive oil in your diet daily can help improve the fat and enzyme levels in your liver.
Turmeric is another globally known superfood popular for its exceptional benefits to the human body. Turmeric improves our liver’s health and it is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, lowers cancer risk, boosts immunity, and so on.
In conclusion, adding these foods to your diet will ensure the better health of your liver. Besides altering your diet, also focus on other factors that influence the health of your liver. Make sure to exercise regularly and avoid substances that affect the health of your liver. Avoid drinking and quit smoking to improve your liver’s health.
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