4. Coffee & Tea
If you ever feel guilty about your coffee habit, you can put that aside right now. Coffee is a low calorie beverage with a host of health benefits. As long as you keep the sugar and cream to a reasonable level, coffee works wonders in the liver. In fact, studies have proven that coffee not only lowers the risk of developing cirrhosis by about 44%, it can also partially turn back the tide in people who already suffer from liver disease. More than that, coffee increases stored antioxidant levels, reduces inflammation, and lowers your lifetime risk of liver cancer.
Coffee has a distinctive flavor that not everyone likes. If this describes you, you’ll be happy to know that tea is also very good for your liver. The green variety is thought to be best, but black tea also has benefits. Both improve liver enzyme levels and reduces the effects of oxidative stress as well as harmful fatty deposits.