4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Liver Healthy

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Good liver health is essential to good overall health (and to staying alive!), so support yours with these super easy tips.

Of course each of your body’s organs has an important function, but the liver is one of those whose health is of absolute importance to your health and longevity. With a sick liver, your body quickly becomes overwhelmed by toxins and begins to die.

There are all sorts of weird “liver cleanses” out there (some of them can be pretty unpleasant, and most aren’t actually proven to be safe), but if your liver is already healthy, the best thing you can do is to take care of it and keep it that way. Fortunately, there are some really easy ways to do that – and (of course) a lot of it comes down to the way you eat.

Some recent research by scientists scientists at the German Institute of Human Nutrition has found that diets high in protein and low in carbs are better for liver health. But there are several others ways to keep your liver healthy as well.

Here are a few simple tips for great liver health:

1. Drink coffee:

You heard right!…

Coffee is full of healthy antioxidants and may help reduce liver inflammation as it naturally detoxifies your liver. In fact, research has found a link between drinking java and a lower incidence of liver disease.

Sip on three cups a day to slash your risk of abnormal liver enzymes by a healthy 25 percent! And those same three cups could be protecting you from liver cancer at the same time, according to study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention.

And if you’re caffeine sensitive…feel free to drink decaf as experts say you’ll still reap the benefits of the coffee. Just be sure to skip the inflammation-promoting sugars and syrups, drink it black or with a splash of fresh cream or coconut oil instead.

2. Take milk thistle:

The active ingredient in the herb milk thistle is a potent antioxidant by the name of silymarin. Silymarin is a natural anti-inflammatory that research has shown can help protect the liver by supporting healthy liver function and metabolism.

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3. Pop a probiotic:

By now everyone knows that probiotics can help improve your digestion, but what you may not realize is they can lend a helping hand to your liver too. First, by supporting healthy digestion probiotics help your body rid itself of troublesome toxins before they overwhelm your liver. And second, those same probiotics help shore up your intestinal wall keeping bad bacteria from bombarding your liver.

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4. Try turmeric:

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According to researchers, curcumin—the active ingredient in turmeric—was able to help repair and even regenerate the damaged livers of diabetic rats. And in another animal study, published in the journal Gut, researchers found that curcumin was able to delay the kind of liver damage that eventually leads to cirrhosis of the liver.

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