Looking after your liver is crucial for your overall health. Having an unhealthy liver can lead to liver disease and metabolic disorders.
Many foods and drinks can help protect your liver. Those with high salt or sugar content are, unsurprisingly, more difficult to digest. We’ve put together a list of the best foods and drinks to help support your liver function…
Although bad news for vampires, according to a 2020 randomised clinical trial, it was found that 800 milligrams (mg) of garlic powder over 15 weeks significantly improved fat-build ups and comorbidity risk in people with NAFLD. A 2019 population study of adults in China also suggested that raw garlic consumption may also reduce the risk of liver cancer.
Many dark berries — including blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries — contain antioxidants called polyphenols, which may help protect the liver from damage.
A 2022 study suggests a compound in grape skin and seeds alleviates symptoms of severe liver problems in rats, including liver enlargement, inflammation, and fat buildups. Eating whole, seeded grapes is a simple way to add these compounds to the diet. A grape seed extract supplement may also provide antioxidants.
A 2023 review associates plant-based diets with a lower risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. When eaten as part of a balanced diet, healthy plant foods include:
- Whole grains, such as wholemeal bread, wholewheat couscous, and brown rice
- Vegetables, including carrots, broccoli, and lettuce
- Legumes, including broad beans, peas, and green beans
Foods to avoid
- Fatty foods
- Starchy foods
- Sugary foods
- Salty foods
If you are partial to a drink or two, or even if you’re not, consider adding LVDY as a daily supplement to support your liver even further. Containing Glutathione, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, when taken with water an hour before consuming alcohol, LVDY can support your liver from the harmful effects of alcohol and help you to wake up feeling fresh the next morning.
This article contains recommendations and should not be treated as medical advice in any form. Please consult your GP before making any changes to your diet or before starting any supplements, and if you are on medication or awaiting surgery. Do not use LVDY if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.