Liver from a grass-fed animal is considered a Super Food. Your liver is like a whole body filter system that helps you get rid of the bad stuff. So just how does this work?
You are probably either saying, “Yuk, eating liver is beyond gross” or “I love liver, especially liver and onions.” Liver as a food is usually something you either love or hate.
Your Liver, A Whole Body Filter System
Your liver is necessary for life itself and performs many important tasks. Here are a few of those tasks.
- Filters your blood of toxins
- Cleans the blood of pollutants
- Plays a big part in metabolism
- Has a role in hormone production
- Breaks down fat
- Stores and/or processes vitamins and minerals
- Processes drugs, both recreational and prescription
- Assists in digestion
- Converts sugars into quick energy if needed or stores it as fat
- Produces cholesterol as needed by the body
As you can see, your liver is very essential to your health so you need to take care of it.
You want your filter to be healthy so it can do its job of keeping the bad guys and trouble makers out. Here is a list of food choices that will help you do just that.
- Water – flushes toxins out and transports nutrients throughout your body.
- Lemons – boosts & encourages the production of bile assisting the flushing of toxins.
- Garlic – contains selenium and allicin aiding in the elimination of toxins.
- Apples – the skin contains pectin aiding digestion. A healthy digestive tract makes detoxifying easier on your liver.
- Whole grains (oils from the husks, hulls & hearts) – aids in relieving liver congestion … the natural oils help unplug the traffic jams or overloads.
- Berries – rich in nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants.
- Grapefruit – assists in the prevention of fat storage thus aiding in the detoxification process.
- Walnuts – unleashes liver cleansing compounds preventing storage of toxins.
- Green Tea – has the antioxidant, catechin not allowing your liver to store as much fat.
- Avocados – a healthy dietary fat that contributes to the elimination of harmful toxins.
- Leafy Green Vegetables – stimulates bile production and uses chlorophyll to filter out toxins at a more rapid rate.
- Cold-pressed Oils – (oils such as olive or flaxseed) relieve toxic stress on your liver by encouraging healthy lipid (fat) production including cholesterol and by absorbing harmful substances not allowing them to stick around. (Yes, you need cholesterol to be healthy.)
- Turmeric – kick starts enzymes for taking care of cancer causing carcinogen buildup and gets rid of those carcinogens before a problem develops.
- Beets and Carrots – plant flavonoids give your liver a much needed cleansing boost.
- Liver – replenishes and nourishes your liver with essential nutrients.
Daily you ask your liver to do is a huge task. The healthier your liver, the healthier your body.
Liver, a Super Food
As I said earlier, you either love the taste of liver or you detest it. If you are like me you enjoy the taste of liver and would love to dine on it at least once a week if given the opportunity.
Why eat liver? How does it qualify as a super food?
- One of the most nutrient-dense foods available
- Rich in high quality amino acids (protein), fat, B vitamins & B12, minerals and fat-soluble activators that are important for mineral absorption (vitamins A, D and K).
- Extremely high in natural vitamin A (note: natural vitamin A is not toxic).
- Abundant in iron, choline, copper, folic acid, B vitamins and natural trace minerals.
- Known as an “anti-fatigue” food, an excellent energy food.
- Excellent natural source of iron for anyone low in iron.
Your energy production requires iron, chromium and magnesium. Vitamin B-12, copper, potassium and selenium are critical for healthy nerve function.
If you do not know a local farmer or rancher who raises grass fed, free range beef, check your local Farmer’s Market for a local farmer or rancher who sells free range beef. Often your local Health Food Store or supermarket will also have free range beef liver. Local Harvest and U.S. Wellness Meats are both online sources.
I emphasize free range, grass fed meat animals as a source for liver. It is best to know the animals have not been fed antibiotics, hormones, GMO grains or sprayed with nasty sprays.
Ok, Don’t like Liver?
Not to worry, there are other foods you can eat to get these nutrients. Or you can do get the nutrients in a supplement.
NeoLife/GNLD will help you guarantee you are receiving this great energy busting super food with Liver Plus C.
Liver Plus C is:
- From 100% pure South American beef liver. It is among the highest quality available and not exposed to antibiotics, hormones or pesticides.
- Carefully preserved using advanced production methods such as low temperature vacuum drying.
- Vitamin C and bioflavonoids provide extra nutrition and protect the liver from oxidation.
P.S: Athletics love Liver Plus C for extra energy and endurance. Need to stay alert, pop a couple Liver Plus C tablets instead of relying on extra caffeine – a great picker-upper.
Pat has been married to the same man for 52 years, is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandma to 8 grandchildren. Growing up in the country gave her a head start to living a healthy lifestyle. This grandma became interested in nutrition as a mother and for the past 27 plus years she has specialized in teaching others the importance of good nutrition. Challenges along the road have been many; her father overcoming congestive heart failure with nutrition, her husband's battle with GERD and avoiding a major heart attack, her daughter's battle with a brain tumor, her grandson beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma, her mother's stage 4 lung cancer, her mom-n-law's dementia, and others. Her goal is to empower the future health of others with wisdom, knowledge and common sense so they can have the BEST REAL HEALTH possible.
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