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The foods that we eat and how we take care of ourselves greatly affects how our liver works. It is important to choose foods that will help keep your liver healthy. Good nutrition can also help to rebuild the liver and damaged liver cells. It can also help the liver form new cells.

There are many different foods that can help out the liver to keep it healthy as well as to help rebuild it if it is damaged. The foods listed below are used to help to detoxify and to rebuild the liver.

Carrots contain beta carotene and and carotenoids which help to protect the liver. Antioxidants help limit the damage to the liver caused by toxins. There are many different antioxidants. Brown rice provides the antioxidant, selenium, and also B vitamins.

Beets contain antioxidants such as beta carotene, healing flavonoids, and other carotenes. Beets also contain folic acid. Brocolli contains B and C vitamins and is a good source of folic acid as well. Broccoli also contains natural sulfur compounds needed for detoxification.

Garlic contains selenium and glutathione which act as antioxidants. It also contains methionine. Eggs give B vitamins also contains a sulfur containing compound called methionine. Spinach provides folic acid as well as other B vitamins.

Tomatoes contain vitamins C and E and are a good source of the antioxidant lycopene. Wheatgerm is an excellent source of phytochemicals and contains selenium and vitamin E. Melons and peppers are a good way of getting Vitamin C.

Brazil nuts contain selenium. Onions have sulfur compounds which are important in detoxification. Asparagus and watermelon contain high amounts of glutathione which is extremely important in liver toxification. Papaya and avocado also help the body to produce glutathione.

There are also foods that you can eat that will just help to keep the liver healthy. These foods include soy beans. Soy beans contain lecithin. Lecithin helps the liver to break down fats and helps the body to reduce high cholesterol levels.

It also helps to maintain healthy membranes around the cells of the liver. Cayenne pepper contains phytochemicals that include beta carotene and lutein. It is also high in certain B vitamins and Vitamins C and E. It also helps to aid in the process of digesting food.

Lemon is helpful in general cleansing of the body. Walnuts are a good source of arginine. Arginine helps the liver to detoxify ammonia. It is also a high scoure of glutathione and omega 3 fatty acids. Caraway seeds have flavanoids and carotenoids that act as antioxidants. It also helps if a person has liveror gallbladder disease.

when choosing a diet that is good for helping the liver it is important to think of fresh fruits and vegetables. You will want to eat plenty of dark green, leafy vegetables and colored fruits.

These foods contain enzymes, fiber, vitamins, antibiotic substances, and nutrients to help stop cancer. You will also want to eat foods that help to produce glutathione in the body as mentioned above.

Drinking green tea contains properties that help to boost the immune system which in return helps the liver.

Lastly in maintaining a good diet to help the liver, water is always important. You should drink between 6-12 cups per day. Water helps to get rid of the toxins that the liver has broken down.

Making the foods listed above as part of your diet will greatly help your liver as well as your whole body, to make you feel and keep you feeling healthy.

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