The liver tends to suffer during the holidays! Between alcohol, fatty acids and sugar, this is the period of all excesses. But fortunately to fortify your liver, many foods can be integrated into our eating habits! Meet the superstars who will keep liver attacks away of your daily life, even after a third slice of yule log.
These good bacteria play a crucial role in gastrointestinal health, but they also have a great effect on liver health . Indeed, an imbalance of the microbiota (the bacteria that colonize our intestine) is often highlighted in people who suffer from NASH (fatty liver syndrome) or cirrhosis. Thus, consuming yogurts, kefir or fermented products such as miso, seems like an excellent idea.
According to a study, women who have a higher dietary intake of Omega-3 have a more diversified intestinal microbiota. Omega-3 fatty acids also lower the level of lipids in the blood, thus reducing the risk of liver fibrosis. You will find it mainly in oily fish, nuts, flax seeds or nuts.
Spices have beneficial effects on the liver thanks to their antioxidant properties, but also thanks to their ability to stimulate detoxification enzymes. Do not hesitate to replace the salt with curry, turmeric, chilli powder or paprika.
A study showed that moderate consumption of green tea (one cup a day) reduced the risk of developing liver disease (fibrosis, viral hepatitis or non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis) due to its polyphenol content which limits DNA damage and lowers the level of lipids in the blood.
Vitamin E protects the body against free radicals, it has beneficial effects on the liver . However, the recommended dosage of 12 mg per day should not be exceeded (especially if you suffer from bleeding disorders or cardiovascular diseases). You will find vitamin E in vegetable oils, nuts, whole grains and egg yolks.
Milk Thistle , contains silymarin, a substance that reduces the toxicity of alcohol and drugs. Let infuse 10 minutes 1 tablespoon of leaves in 35 cl of boiling water. Drink 1 cup of this infusion before each meal.
Dandelion is excellent for draining the liver after a high fat meal. It acts like a real detergent. Soak 20 to 30 g of dandelion leaves and 20 to 30 g of root cut into pieces for 2 hours in 1 liter of cold water. Boil for 1 minute and let steep for 15 minutes. Drink 1 cup before each meal for 2 weeks.
Rosemary contains flavonoids, tannins and bitter substances that stimulate the detoxifying action liver enzymes. Take 1 or 2 drops of essential oil before or after each meal.