The liver is one of the most fulfilling organs.
He is responsible for the release of blood from harmful substances such as alcohol and drugs; it uses sugar as a source of energy when levels are low and is a source of iron supply to the body.
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And so are excesses. Sustainable can cause serious damage to this organ (such as cirrhosis or liver failure due to heavy alcohol consumption) , there are some foods that can help improve its functioning.
"My advice is to avoid foods that are hepatotoxic like saturated fat, fried foods and alcohol," Argentinian nutritionist Magdalena Bocardo told BBC Mundo.
At BBC Mundo, we present to you five of the best foods that support liver health.
Garlic has properties that help regulate and improve liver function.
"It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help regulate liver function," says dietician Grace Feldberg on the Mayo Clinic website.
"It is advisable to crush it and then consume it to take advantage of its properties."
Garlic is also recommended, according to experts, for its high content of allicin, which helps to cleanse the liver [
Due to its high fiber content, apple is also a great ally when it comes to liver care.
"It is important to take care of this aspect because, among other things, proteins that are formed in the liver carry iron, vitamin A and copper to the rest of our body where nutrients are needed." , Colombian nutritionist Sandra Milena Cardona tells BBC Mundo.
Another attribute is that it contains a large amount of Vitamin C, which also acts as an antioxidant and protects cells from external damage.
Several experts recommend green to promote more fiber action.
Cooking alone, Broccoli may be one of the most hated foods for children and even some adults, but it cannot be denied that it is a high-nutrient vegetable.
In the case of the liver will help neutralize the harmful elements that may affect your functioning.
"This type of food is important that helps reduce cholesterol synthesis," Cardona says.
Experts also point out that it is a rich source of vitamin that prevents cell aging.
Another fruit that has Vitamin C, which is a major contributor to the liver.
"Lemon juice contains a large amount of concentrate. Iran vitamin C. A small lemon contains one third of the recommended daily amount of the vitamin, "says Jill Corleone, a nutritionist at New York University (USA).
And cites a study published by the US National Library of Health. which stated that the juice extracted from such citrus had a large number of "antioxidants that reduce inflammation, eliminate free radicals and improve the body's ability to process glucose."
"There are several studies that confirm it: lemon contains "Vitamin C, flavonoids, carotenoids and other bioactive compounds that fight oxidative damage and protect the liver," Corleone adds.