The Best 10 Tips to a Healthy Liver and a Healthy You

Updated: Sep 2, 2019

To be healthy you have to look after your liver. Therefore, the first step I always suggest to my clients is to clean up their diet and adopt a way of eating that supports liver health.

Eating for liver health is a way of eating, it's not a diet. It's about enjoying plenty of yummy, healthy, fresh foods. It's not about dieting, starving yourself or eating lentils 24/7. You simply change your food choices to foods that are healthy, tasty and nourishing to your body from ones that are processed, toxic and unhealthy. This is what supports the long-term optimal health of your liver and general health.

As a naturopath providing liver detox support, I can offer my the top 10 dietary tips for supporting your liver.

1. Eat a whole foods diet For the liver to function well it needs lots of good quality nutrients, and the best way to do this is to adopt a whole food diet. A whole foods diet is a way of eating that focuses on eating foods that come as nature grows them “whole” not packaged and refined.

Eat lots of leafy greens, fresh fruit and good quality fresh meats. This is the easiest way to limit exposure to liver burdening chemicals and toxins that are put in food such as preservatives, flavourings and colourings

2. Avoid processed foods Another reason you’re best to avoid processed foods is due to the effect that manufacturing process has on food quality. Foods lose their nutrients, vitality and health providing qualities when heavily processed and they are fill with with chemical flavours, colours, preservatives, sugar, bad fats and additives so to extend shelf life, to reduce price, enhance flavours and improve visual appeal. These chemicals build up in the liver and over time contribute to health conditions.