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Top 10 Foods That Are Good for the Liver

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Many people are so much into beauty because outward appearance is what can be seen. More often than not, the health of the internal organs is taken for granted because we cannot see them. We are only aware of their existence when they malfunction and we feel sick. One such organ that works rather hard for our overall health is the liver. Let’s learn more about the things and the foods that are good for the liver.

What Does the Liver Do?

The liver is a large internal organ that is essentially the body’s powerhouse. It performs a variety of essential tasks, mainly filtration, digestion, metabolism, and detoxification.

Moreover, it produces proteins, cholesterol, and bile as well as stores vitamins, minerals, and even carbohydrates.

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~ A healthy liver vs. a fatty liver. ~

It also breaks down toxins like alcohol, medications, and natural byproducts of metabolism. That is why maintaining liver health is important for overall wellness.

Below are some foods that are good for the liver. If your blood works show an elevated number for SGPT, then it is time to see a doctor.

Foods That Are Good for the Liver

As with anything, consume more of the good and avoid the bad things for our health, like smoking, drinking, and getting exposed to other toxic substances.

It is also worthy to note the different foods that are good for the liver. But still, remember about moderation and balance.

1. Coffee

Coffee is one of the best beverages you can drink for liver health. Studies have shown that drinking coffee protects the liver from disease and helps lower the risk for cirrhosis. This is even true among those who already have liver problems. with this organ.

However, please note that it is best to drink coffee that is nearest its natural state: brewing the roasted and ground coffee beans. Ready-to-drink packs are processed and contain lots of sugar and creamer that also have bad effects on the body if taken in large quantities.

2. Tea

You may have noticed that Asians, particularly the Chinese, drink a lot of tea. It is widely considered that tea is beneficial for health, but there is also evidence about its particular benefits for the liver. Green, black, and other herbal teas, such as this herbal tea, are included.

3. Grapefruit

Grapefruit (the nearest to this in the Philippines is pomelo) contains antioxidants that naturally protect the liver. The two main antioxidants found in grapefruit (or pomelo) are naringenin and naringin. These protect the liver from injury.

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~ When in season, make pomelo a part of your every day meals. ~

4. Blueberries and Cranberries

Blueberries and cranberries both contain a group of antioxidants called anthocyanins. These substances give berries their distinctive colors and have been linked to many health benefits.

5. Grapes

Grapes, especially the red and purple kinds, contain a variety of beneficial plant compounds. The most popular one is probably resveratrol, which has been proven to benefit the liver. They lower inflammation, prevent organ damage, and increase antioxidant levels.

6. Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are called such because of their four-petaled flowers that look like crosses. The most nutritious of them are Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and mustard greens. Thes are known for their high fiber content and distinctive taste. Plus, they are also high in beneficial plant compounds that help increase levels of detoxification enzymes and protect the liver from damage.

7. Nuts

Nuts are high in natural plant fats, nutrients like the antioxidant vitamin E, and beneficial plant compounds. These are good for heart health and also for the liver. Good fats in nuts are effective in preventing non-alcoholic fatty liver.

8. Fatty fish (Omega-3 fatty acids)

Fatty fish like salmon and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids that are healthy fats. They help reduce inflammation and have been associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

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~ Liver disease as well as heart ailments and other lifestyle diseases are brough upon or are worsened by vices like smoking and drinking. ~

9. Olive oil

Olive oil, which is usually used for cooking or as a salad dressing, is considered a healthy fat because of its many health benefits. While it is often cited for its positive effects on the heart and metabolic health, olive oil also has positive effects on the liver. You may want to replace your salad dressings with vinaigrette mixed with olive oil.

10. Liver Supplements

There are food supplements that promote liver health. One of them is Liverguard, a proprietary formulation of Silymarin and Lecithin. Manufactured by Bewell Nutraceuticals Corporation, Liverguard brings both ingredients together to promote overall liver health because of their synergistic effect when taken together. It is FDA-approved.

Where to Get Liverguard

Along with other products by Bewell Nutraceuticals like Bewell-C Zinc Protect and Bewell-C Plus Calcium, Liverguard is available at Mercury Drug, Watsons, and leading drugstores nationwide.

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~ Liverguard is made up of silymarin and lecithin — two compounds that are good for the liver. ~

You can also shop safely online and have their products delivered to your doorstep. Just visit their FB page: Bewell C and send a message for your inquiries and orders. A sales rep will then contact you. You can use my code BEWELLSIGRID to get a 10% off your order of regular-priced products.

By the way, I also highly recommend their BeNerv-B. It is my go-to for nerve health.

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39 thoughts on “Top 10 Foods That Are Good for the Liver

  1. Thank u for sharing these to us ma. Nakakalimutan nga talaga ang liver health. Kain ng kain ng fats and inom ng alcohol.

  2. Oh. Wow thank you for sharing mommy Sigrid. Big help to sa me mga sakit sa liver. Thank you for sharing these tips ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  3. Thankyou for sharing this mommy .very important talga to sa ating liver we need to take care of it at tamang tama itong mga food na to para matulungan ba maging mabuti at maayos Ang ating liverโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. Thank you for sharing these very useful and informative information mommy. Napakaimportante talaga na alagaan at ingatan natin ang ating liver.

  4. Nakakatulong din pala ang kape sa liver kaya LNG dapat limitado lang wag sobrang dami dahil nakakasama rin ito Lalo na sa mahilig talaga sa kape ..wag natin damihan lahat ng sobra ay nakakasama.. gusto talaga matry ang Benerv mommy

  5. Thank you po for sharing this idea tungkol sa top 10 foods na maganda sa ating mga atay . โ˜บ๏ธ
    Kailangan po talaga nating pangalagaan ang ating mga Liver . Mabuti nalang po talaga at may LIVERGUARD gawa ng BEWELL NEUTRACEUTICALS! Malaking tulong po kasi ang supplement na ito upang mapangalagaan at maging malusog ang ating mga atay ! #HealthIsWealth

    1. hehe I take my coffee black in the morning–my usual practice. Just once a day though. ๐Ÿ™‚ So happy I learned that it’s good for the liver hehe

  6. Thanks Mommy, another learning na naman po ito. You’re so generous for sharing this. Never thought that coffee is good for our liver since di na ako masyadong mapag-kape ngayon but because of its benefits, I might consider drinking it again. Kailangan talaga natin ingatan ang ating health bago pa tayo singilin ng katawan natin mismo.

  7. Never thought that coffee is good for our liver din pala. Kaway-kaway sa mga coffee lover dyan. Pero I think moderate is good, masama padin ang sobra. Pag-inom padin ng madaming tubig ang kailangan at mga healthy foods. Thanks for sharing this very informative blog post, Mommy Sig. Such a great help para mapangalagaan ang ating liver.

    1. Thank you for sharing mommy. Very helpful talaga ang article na to. Very important to take care our liver for the healthy living. Now ko lang nalaman Yung mga foods na dapat kainin na good for our liver. Must have ang liverguard supplement for our liver โค๏ธ

    2. Pero ma, mas maganda ang black coffee ha. Hindi 3-in-1. Madami na kasi yong additives. hehe Masarap nga lang. :p And you are right about the water. Yan pa din ang purest na need natin.

      1. …Salamat po sa Pag share nito..Napakahalaga po talaga na kahit papano ay may kaalaman tayo para lalo natin maalagaan ang ating kalusugan.. And iwas talaga sa pag-inom dahil masama sa atay.

    3. Me, too! I drink black coffee every morning kasi di na ko nag breakfast. Di naman ako nagugutom and my tummy doesn’t hurt either. Apparently, maganda talaga black coffee because it doesn’t cause hyperacidity and has a lot of health benefits, including liver health.

    1. hahaha Me, I just have a cup of black coffee in the morning. In the afternoons, I seldom do, or I just sip from hubby’s mug. Otherwise, I won’t get to sleep at night because of the caffeine. hahaha

  8. I agree! We should also take good care of our internal organs as much as we take care of our outer appearance. And very important ang liver ah, kapag ito ang nagfail ang dami nang magiging problem sa health. I regularly drink coffee before getting pregnant, and now ko lang nalaman na ok sya for our liver. Maybe I’ll buy more grapefruits and Liverguard. I’ll consult my OB about this

    1. oo ma. coffee and tea talaga. di ko din alam, but i just drink black tea in the morning. Yan na ang breakfast ko haha

  9. Coffee is life! I rather have coffee (long black, no sugar) than soda. I also love nuts, however, I minimize snacking on cashew nuts. I discovered it isn’t good for me, and my digestion.

    1. Different strokes for different folks no? Buti na lang mura ang nuts dyan sa inyo! Waaaa

      Same, black coffee for me. hihi But I do like my Coke, too. Pa minsan-minsan though hehe

    1. Ay ayan sis. Liver health talaga is very important. Nag iisa lang sya and very hardworking. May reseta na bang liver supplements for your hubby sis?

  10. Thanks for sharing this article it is very important and good to know na may mga foods at beverages na good for our liver. Very important to take a supplement like liverguard, thanks also to Bewell-C โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. People! Eat a lot without worrying their health. Isa na po ako doon. Grabe.. guilty here. Kaya habang maaga pa/ BAta pa. Maging health concious na. Pero happy po ako KASi isa po palA ang coffee sa top 10 foods good for the liverโฃ๏ธ

  12. Yes nagtetake din ako at si hubby ng liverguard para mas healthy ang liver namin โ˜บ๏ธ thankyou for the information

  13. Malaking tulong niyo SA ating katawan… Thank you for sharing this mi. Mahirap na magkasakit sa atay.

    1. Big Help and very informative nito mommy , salamat po will try this one po dami niyang benefits for us ๐Ÿ’“

  14. Thank you for sharing this Mommy Sig… Mahalaga talaga na alam natin ang halaga ng liver natin sa at kung paano natin ito maalagaan.
    Mahalaga din talaga na may Supplement tayong iniinom tulad nitong Liverguard

    1. Yes ma. Liverguard is actually food for the liver, or we can say, vitamins for the liver because of its main ingredients, Silymarin and Lecithin.

  15. Napaka importante tlga ng mga uri ng food Lalo sa ating liver kailangan pangalagaan at ingatan Thankyou for sharing this mommy Lalo sa mga katulad ko na may problema sa liver

  16. Thank you for this tips mommy akala ko dati na pag uminom ka nang kape masisira ang liver ,ok din po pala… Ako minsan matabang tapos black po.. The best din ung iwas sa mga bawal na inumin po Siguro moderately lang po mahilig din po ako sa mani ung anak ko sa grapes po.. more on water din po syempre..

  17. Thank you for sharing this important informations about our Livers health mommy sig. for sure andmeng makakarelate dto mommy sig. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  18. Thanks for sharing mommy, so informative and helpful tips, dapat talaga all naturals lang ang tinitake natin para maingatan ang liver, Dapat maging healthy conscious tayo. Good supplements good vitamins para okay ang liver natin.

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