Your liver is a crucial organ that performs many functions to clear your body of toxins and break down food into usable components. If you take good care of your liver, your liver will take good care of you. Providing your body with healthy and nutritious food is an important component of taking care of your organs. Eating foods that are devoid of nutrients or contain harmful chemicals can put your body, and your liver, at risk. Read on for foods that will provide your liver with important nutrients, and foods that you should avoid.
14. Almonds and Walnuts
Packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, and vitamin E, nuts are a great source of nutrition when consumed in moderation. A study in the World Journal of Gastroenterology suggests that walnuts are one component of a diet that may help treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The other foods that showed promise in this study are oily fish and coffee. Grab a handful of almonds or walnuts to enjoy as a snack. Sprinkle them on salads, top your morning oatmeal with them, or enjoy them in a crunchy homemade granola.
13. Oily Fish
Oily fish like salmon, tuna, and herring are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids appear to be important for lowering cholesterol, protecting the heart, and fighting inflammation. Along with walnuts and coffee, oily fish may be beneficial in NAFLD treatment. NAFLD is a condition in which excess fat is stored in your liver. A person afflicted with NAFLD may not notice any symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they may include tiredness, pain in the upper right part of the abdomen, and an enlarged liver.