In a previous article dedicated to know a little more in relation to the different minerals beneficial to the liver , we told you to follow a healthy and healthy food is fundamental when it comes to take care of the liver .
Why? Fundamentally because, from a nutritional point of view, we contribute to our body (in this case, especially the liver) different essential nutrients essential for the care and proper functioning of the liver.
Among the 500 different organic functions carried out by the liver we find the following: it plays an important role in the process of digestion. In addition, it produces cholesterol and uses it for the manufacture of bile salts, stores iron and certain vitamins, produces proteins from the blood plasma, stores and releases the sugar to the blood and stores the fats of the food ingested from the diet.
There are certain beneficial vitamins for the liver , that participate precisely to the correct functioning of the organism:
It is a vitamin of recognized antioxidant effect, which besides being interesting in the prevention of colds or flu, helps the liver to eliminate toxins naturally.
- Foods high in vitamin C: citrus, kiwi, fresass, parsley, red and green pepper.
- Recommended dose: from 60 to 95 mg. newspapers.
Also known as riboflavin, it is a vitamin that actively participates in the metabolism of fats and proteins. In addition, it helps to fight the oxidative damage of the cells, thanks to its antioxidant effect.
- Foods high in vitamin B2: whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts, brewer's yeast and seaweed.
- Recommended dose: 1.7 mg. newspapers.
It is a vitamin known as niacin. As vitamin B2 participates in the metabolization of fats in the liver. In addition, it is beneficial for high cholesterol, since it reduces the production of both triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.
- Foods high in vitamin B3: nuts, brown rice, brewer's yeast, bran and wheat germ.
- Recommended dose: 13 mg. in women and 19 mg. in men.
It is known as pyridoxine. It helps in the formation of bile salts, while actively participating in the detoxification of the liver.
- Foods high in vitamin B6: nuts, germ and wheat bran, fish (such as sardines, anchovies, tuna and bonito), chickpeas and sprouts.
- Recommended dose: 2 mcg. in men and 1.5 mcg. in women.
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