When it comes to alcohol there is a tendency for many of us to over indulge; whether it is that extra beer or two at the pub after work, the glass (or bottle) of wine to relax when you get home or the weekend party that leaves you fuzzy headed the next morning.
These excesses are enjoyable at the time but sometimes leave your body a little worse for wear; particularly your poor overworked liver. The good news is that, while cutting down a bit on our alcohol intake is invariably a positive step forward, there are also some foods that we can build into our diets to help reverse some of the damage we’ve already done to our liver. Here are just a few of them.
Broccoli, alongside similar cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, increases the amount of glucosulphate in your system. This chemical helps the liver to produce natural enzymes which eliminate carcinogens and other toxins in your blood. Broccoli also contains lots of vitamin B6, lutein and folate which have numerous other health benefits for the blood and wider immune systems.
Perhaps these vegetables aren’t the most exciting additions to an evening meal but, be creative with your recipes, and your liver will thank you in the long run.