After a long holiday season with too much sugar, fat, and heavy drinking, your liver may need a little care. Try these seven foods, shown to help strengthen the liver, improve its cleansing processes, and protect it from damage.
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Are rich in cyanarin, chlorogenic acid, and other compounds that boost the liver’s detox pathways, protect against oxidative stress, and reduce the risk of liver damage. It’s also high in inulin, which helps stimulate components of the immune system.
Try this: Steam whole artichokes and serve them with warm olive oil infused with rosemary and garlic; toss chopped artichoke hearts with cannellini beans, black olives, roasted red peppers, and baby arugula; quarter baby artichokes, grill until tender, and toss with a dressing of minced shallots, grapefruit juice, and olive oil.