15 Best Foods to Cleanse Your Liver

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.

To keep your liver functioning at optimal levels, be sure to add these foods into your diet as much as possible (including No. 9, which is a breakfast staple).

1. Grapefruit

grapefruit cut in half

Grapefruit cut in half | Angelika-Angelika/iStock/Getty Images

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.

Next: If you love this morning drink, keep sipping away.

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