You know you need to protect your heart and brain with the foods you eat, but you can’t forget about your liver. Healthline reminds us a functional liver is essential to your health, as it’s responsible for producing proteins, creating bile, storing vitamins, and breaking down toxins. Even if you’re not a heavy drinker, you could be hurting your liver by consuming all the wrong foods for your body.
This tart fruit is a favorite for many — and if you already eat grapefruit regularly, then you’re on the right track. Healthline explains the antioxidants found in grapefruit may help protect the liver from injury, and they can also help reduce inflammation and save the cells from harm.
Additionally, other studies have shown the antioxidants found in the fruit can help protect against too much connective tissue building in the liver, which can cause permanent damage.
You’ve probably heard varying facts regarding the health benefits of coffee. But current science concludes that this drink may actually do wonders for your liver. USA Today reports a study from the Netherlands found coffee may protect against the development of liver fibrosis, which affects one out of every 10 Americans.