Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Diet for liver


Liver is the most important organ and has wide range of functions like protein synthesis and detoxification. This is the place where most of the medicines get metabolized. A balanced diet is very important to protect the liver from infections. Overeating adversely affect the liver and damages the liver cells.

Diet for liver:
• Include dietary fiber in your diet which binds with bile. This will help to transport toxins in large intestine, and helps to eliminates fat-soluble toxins.
• Your daily diet must contain vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B, beta carotene and calcium this will protect the liver from damage.
• To increase liver decongestion and functioning include food rich in folic acid, choline, betaine, methionine, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
• Fasting with proper medical supervision helps in the process of detoxification.
• Vitamin C and Vitamin E is an essential antioxidant to protect your liver. Some of the foods you can include are citrus fruits, mangoes, red cabbage, green leafy vegetables and almonds.
• Include nutritional yeast, peanuts and brown rice which are rich in Vitamin B complex.
• Include egg yolks, garlic, onions, whole grains and beans which are rich in methionine and cysteine.
• Avoid highly processed, refined foods such as coffee, chocolate, sugar, spicy foods, and fried foods.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.