Did you know that diet is actually one of the main factors contributing to your liver health? That’s why it’s important to seek out the best foods for liver repair to care for the organ proactively and as a way to minimize any existing damage.
The primary role of your liver is to break down the sugar and fat from everything you consume and filter out toxins from your body via urine or stool. Just like an air filter, excess gunk can cause a clog, which hinders the filtration process. In the case of your liver, too much fat can overwhelm the organ and cause it to become inflamed. If this progresses, it can lead to loss of liver function altogether. This is called Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).
Whether you’re trying to prevent Fatty Liver Disease or treat it before it becomes worse, here are some of the best foods to improve liver health.
Some of the Best Foods for Liver Repair Include:
Foods High in Omega-3s
You’re probably already familiar with the cardiovascular benefits of Omega-3, but studies have shown that these fatty acids can actually help decrease liver fat and inflammation for individuals with NAFLD.
Some foods with high levels of Omega-3s include different types of fish and shellfish like salmon, cod, oysters, trout, and mackerel, as well as walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, eggs, and yogurt.
Another type of liver repair-promoting nutrient comes from the nitrate compounds in leafy green vegetables. Not only can these nitrates help prevent excess fat from storing in the liver, but they can also help reduce existing excess liver fat. Lettuce, kale, spinach, radishes, cabbage, and fennel all contain high concentrations of nitrate.
Certain types of berries contain a specific type of antioxidant known as polyphenols. These antioxidants help protect the liver from damage due to their hepatoprotective properties. Berries with high levels of polyphenols include cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
This one seems to make a lot of people happy, since drinking coffee is an essential step in many of our morning routines. Not only is it tasty (and a form of liquid energy), but studies have found that coffee actually reduces liver fat build-up and promotes antioxidant protection, making it a go-to drink for people trying to prevent or mitigate Fatty Liver Disease.
Are you looking for supplements that may help improve liver health?
This summer, Vibrant Nutraceuticals is launching a new product designed to help promote liver health: Plumisol.
Plumisol’s star ingredient is prunus mume extract, which has been hailed for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver-protecting properties.
Studies have shown that the management of both NAFLD and ALD with Prunus mume extract has beneficial effects on various metabolic parameters as it has hepatoprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties and may contribute to a good quality of life.
Keep an eye out for the launch of Plumisol – Coming Summer 2021!
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