The liver is a primary organ in animals and humans. It is located in the upper-right part of the abdomen, right below the diaphragm. The liver performs a variety of functions, such as detoxification of metabolites, production of new blood cells and biochemicals, and protein and calcium synthesis. It helps regulate the hormone production and glycogen storage in the body. The liver is a red-colored organ with four different lobes of varying shapes and sizes. As the liver performs various roles, it is important to take care of its health. The following foods can help ensure liver health but should not replace professional medical care if you suffer from any liver conditions.

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Garlic

#Garlic acts as a natural liver cleanser and helps ensure human health. It helps activate liver enzymes that clean out toxins. Also, garlic has excellent antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It contains loads of minerals, selenium, and allicin, which protect the liver from getting damaged and aid in the cleansing process. Make garlic a part of your daily diet – you can include it in curries, pasta, and other edibles. Alternatively, mix three to four tablespoons of finely crushed garlic with a few drops of lemon juice and two teaspoons of honey. Consume this paste every day.

Grapefruits

Are you suffering from hepatitis or a fatty liver? While you should be under professional medical care if you are, then ask your doctor about making grapefruit a part of your daily diet as they have loads of vitamins, antioxidants, and pectin.

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Grapefruit aids the liver-cleansing process and is a rich source of glutathione. This antioxidant neutralizes free radicals and trashes out toxins from the human body. Drink two glasses of fresh grapefruit juice every day, or enjoy the whole fruit early in the morning.

Turmeric

Turmeric has loads of catechins that help regulate blood circulation in the body. Turmeric is one of the most important liver-cleansing foods. It is best known for its antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It plays a vital role in liver detoxification. Turmeric has a particular enzyme (glutathione) that helps repair damaged cells.

Apples

An apple in a day keeps the doctor away it is said. Rodal Wellness says on their Website that this is because apples are an excellent source of minerals, antioxidants, and pectin. They contain a lot of fiber that helps to remove toxic materials from the digestive system. Apples also help regulate the blood glucose level and cholesterol level. Drink one glass of apple juice every day. #Human Health