Bonus: Turmeric & Garlic
While not exactly standalone foods, turmeric and garlic are two seasonings that do great things for the liver. Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound. It supports the function of your bile duct, boosting bile flow and thereby cleansing the liver. Curcumin also helps the liver detox metals and prevents alcohol and other toxins from converting into dangerous compounds. However, note that turmeric is not recommended for people with gallstones, gall bladder disease, or diabetes.
Garlic contains selenium as an antioxidant, and the B6 is a potent anti-inflammatory. Garlic also features arginine, an amino acid that relaxes blood vessels. This action can lower blood pressure within the liver. And finally, garlic helps the liver activate enzymes that are used to flush out toxins.
These tasty foods, beverages, and seasonings naturally support the health of your liver among many other bodily processes. Now that you know how hard your liver works, you’ll probably want to thank it with some of its favorite foods. Maybe go the extra mile with a handful of trail mix containing mixed nuts, washed down with a couple of glasses of iced tea flavored with real blueberry juice. Just save some room for a garlicy guacamole. These foods offer a treat for your tongue and your liver!