Why eat liver to detox the liver?

Why eat liver to detox the liver?

Jivita Lifestyler

Ok so let’s sort out a myth first. It is not strictly necessary to detox the liver. The liver is a workhorse; it loves being busy and actually has over 500 jobs to perform in our bodies.

Think about your Dad. Would he really be happy in retirement? He would be bored in 5 minutes and back out in the shed knocking something useless together. Or bugging Mum with his constant fidgeting in the house. Best to keep him busy with a new and improved project.

The liver is the same; you don’t need to give it a rest, just change what it has to process.

The liver’s purpose

Your liver represents your bodies primary filtration system:

It convert’s toxins into waste products.

  • Cleansing your body
  • Metabolising nutrients and medications
  • Providing the body with some of its most important proteins.

Those 500 jobs I mentioned earlier take energy!

 So your liver cells are packed with mitochondria. Mitochondria are like tiny power plants providing energy to our cells. When our mitochondria start to decline with age or illness, our liver can sometimes bear the brunt of this. There are as many as 2000 mitochondria in every liver cell. Without them running at 100%, our livers can’t effectively detoxify our blood or properly metabolize the food we eat.

What can I do to help my liver?

Eating or supplementing bovine or chicken liver throughout your diet can provide more than the RDI for vitamin B12, vitamin A, riboflavin and copper. It is also rich in essential nutrients like folate, iron and choline.

According to Healthline liver is possibly the most nutrient dense food on the planet, surpassing fruits and vegetables, rich in protein and low in calories.

How do I eat liver?

I’m glad you asked. Eaten alongside a natural multi-vitamin or high quality vitamin- C supplement, the absorption rate of some of the key nutrients in liver, (especially iron) will increase. If you are someone who struggles with anaemia, you may find this a wholefood way to naturally increase your levels.

If you can’t abide eating liver we have you covered.

From liver loving teas –

To liver in a bottle –

Or in powder – 

Or blended in a mix for full power – 

Vitamin C – 

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