Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Liver is a single visceral organ that comes with the highest possible regenerative capacity. This is because; it is able to regenerate after any surgical removal or a chemical injury. According to medical experts, about 25% of the mass present in liver is able to regenerate back to its actual size. Here, the regeneration procedure helps the liver to recover its lost mass without causing any harm to the viability present in the entire living creature.

What Foods help regenerate the Liver?

Experts associated with the healthcare sector have found a large number of food items capable to cleanse or regenerate the liver based on its natural stimulation or providing its natural ability related to expelling of toxic waste products from one’s body.

  1. Garlic

    Only a small amount of garlic, known as a pungent white colored bulb activates enzymes present in the liver to flush out toxic components from the body. Garlic also contains selenimum and allicin in selenium i.e. two natural compounds to cleanse the liver.

  2. Grapefruits as Citrus Fruits

    Citrus fruits available in the form of oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes come with antioxidants and vitamin C in high amounts to give support to natural cleansing properties of a human liver. A small glass containing fresh grapefruit juice increases the production of enzymes to boost liver detoxification process and thereby, flush out carcinogens as well as other harmful toxins. Alternatively, you may try out for fresh lime or lemon juice during the morning time to synthesize various toxic materials into various substances absorbed easily with water.

  3. Leafy Green Veggies

    Leafy green veggies are the most powerful ways to cleanse the liver and the best thing in this case is that you can have them in almost every form, whether it is juiced, cooked or raw form. Since the veggies come with chlorophyll in high amounts, they are able to soak up various harmful environmental toxins from the human bloodstream.

    Based on distinct abilities possessed by vegetables to neutralize different types of chemicals, heavy metals and harmful pesticides, the cleansing foods give a powerful protective mechanism for one’s liver. Thus, in order to regenerate your liver naturally, you should definitely make sure to include arugula, bitter gourd, spinach, dandelion greens and chicory and mustard greens in your daily diet.

  4. Apples

    Apples come with high amount of pectin, because of which they are able to hold the necessary chemical constituents for the human body to release and cleanse toxic components from digestive tract.

  5. Avocados

    Avocados are one of the nutritional dense types of super foods, which help the body of humans to produce a compound called glutathione essential for human liver to clean out various harmful toxins.

  6. Carrots and Beets

    Carrots and beets come with beta-carotene and plant flavonoids in extremely high amounts. Because of this, regular consumption of such food items is helpful to support and stimulate complete liver function.

  7. Cruciferous Veggies

    Cauliflower and broccoli, categorized under cruciferous veggies contain glucinolate, as prime sources and give support to the production of enzymes in one’s liver. Even these natural enzymes are able to flush out toxins, including carcinogens from the human body and thereby, reduce the risk related to liver cancer significantly.

  8. Cabbage

    Similar to cauliflower and broccoli, eating cabbage helps in the stimulation of various liver detoxifying enzymes, which help in flushing out toxins.

  9. Organic Oils

    Cold pressed type of organic oils, such as hemp, olive, and flaxseeds are excellent for liver when you opt to use them in moderation. These oils provide a lipid base to the body to allow the absorption of harmful toxins present in the body.

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: June 6, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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