5 Best Food and Drinks for a Healthy Liver

5 Best Food and Drinks for a Healthy Liver

The liver performs a variety of important tasks for the body from producing protein, cholesterol, and bile to storing vitamins, minerals and even carbohydrates. The organ also breaks down toxins such as alcohol, drugs and natural byproducts of metabolism. therefore, keeping the liver or liver in good condition is essential for maintaining health.

Here are a series of foods and beverages that have a positive impact on the health of a person's heart. Anything?

1. Olive oil 

Olive oil is considered a healthy fat because of its many health benefits, including positive effects on the heart and metabolic health. However, it turns out he also has a positive effect on the liver.

A study found that consuming one teaspoon (6.5 ml) of olive oil per day may increase liver enzymes. Olive oil also increases protein levels associated with positive metabolic effects. The participants also had a little accumulation of fat and blood flow better in the liver.

Several other new studies have found similar effects of olive oil consumption in humans, including reduced accumulation of fat in the liver, increased insulin sensitivity and elevated liver enzyme levels. Here is some place to enjoy olive oil in Singapore :

Orange & Rosemary-Scented Olive Oil Cake with Cream (S$3.00) by Summer Hill

106 Clementi Street 12 #01-62, Singapore 120106
Clementi MRT
Daily : 11:30am - 09:00pm
+65 6251 5337
S$15 - S$35 per pax
Croque Monsieur (S$17.50), Mustard & Sage Pork Collar (S$25.00), Chocolate Tart with Cream (S$8.00), Poulet Rôti (S$23.00), Orange & Rosemary-Scented Olive Oil Cake with Cream (S$3.00)

2. Bits

Bits are a source of nitrates and antioxidants called betalains. This content is beneficial for heart health and reduces oxidative damage and inflammation.

Several studies that have been tested in mice have shown beetroot juice proven to reduce oxidative damage and swelling in the liver, as well as enhance natural detoxification enzymes.

3. Grapes

Grapes, especially red and purple grapes, contain a variety of beneficial compounds. The most famous is resveratrol, which has a number of health benefits. Many studies in animals show that wine or grape juice can be beneficial to the liver.

Studies have found that grapes have many benefits, ranging from lowering inflammation, preventing damage, to increasing levels of antioxidants. A small study also showed the consumption of grape seed extract for three months to improve liver function. Here is some place to enjoy grape in Singapore :

Honey Grapefruit (S$8.90) by dal.komm COFFEE (The Centrepoint)

176 Orchard Road #01-01/06 and #01-102/103 The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
Somerset MRT
Daily : 09:30am - 10:00pm
S$10 - S$20 per pax
Honey Grapefruit (S$8.90), Cube (S$8.50), Cherry Tomato Bingsu (S$10.90), Injeolmi Toast Red Bean (S$8.50)

4. Coffee 

Studies show that drinking coffee protects the liver from disease, even in those who already have problems with this organ. For example, studies have repeatedly found that drinking coffee lowers the risk of cirrhosis, or permanent liver damage, in people with chronic liver disease.

Drinking coffee can also reduce the risk of developing common types of liver cancer, and have a positive effect on liver disease and swelling. Here is some place to enjoy coffee in Singapore :

Siphon Coffee (S$6.90) by Strangers' Reunion

33/35/37 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169356
Outram Park MRT
Monday - Sunday : 09:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday : Closed
Friday & Saturday : 09:00am - 12:00am
+65 6222 4869
S$15 - S$35 per pax
Buttermilk Waffle (S$12.90), Siphon Coffee (S$6.90)

Oriole Coffee Cake (S$14.00) by Oriole Coffee + Bar (Somerset)

96 Somerset Road #01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Singapore 238163
Somerset MRT
Monday - Sunday : 08:00am - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday : 08:00am - 12:00am
+65 6238 8348
S$20 - S$40 per pax
St. Louis Pork Ribs (S$26.00), Death Cream (S$9.00), Oriole Coffee Cake (S$14.00)

Vietnamese Coffee (S$6.00) by Xiao Ya Tou

6 Duxton Hill #01-01, Singapore 089592
Outram Park MRT
Monday - Thursday : 10:30am - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday : 10:30am - 12:00am
Sunday : 10:30am - 05:00pm
+65 6226 1965
S$15 - S$35 per pax
Unagi Kabayaki Benedict (Brunch) (S$16.00), Twice-cooked Angus Short Ribs (Dinner) (S$36.00), Spicy Brussels Sprouts (Dinner) (S$14.00), Slow Cooked Pork Rendang (Brunch) (S$17.00), Vietnamese Coffee (S$6.00)

5. Green Tea

One large study in Japan reported finding 5-10 cups of green tea a day was associated with improved liver health. A smaller study of non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) patients found that drinking high-fat antioxidant tea for 12 weeks increased liver enzyme levels and could also reduce oxidative stress and fatty deposits in the liver.

Furthermore, other studies found people who drank green tea tended to have a small risk of developing liver cancer. The lowest risk is seen in people who drink four or more cups of green tea per day. Here is some place to enjoy green tea in Singapore :

Green Tea Bingsu (S$13.90) by Nunsaram Korean Dessert Cafe (Orchard Central)

181 Orchard Road #05-51/52 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Somerset MRT
Daily : 11:00am - 10:00pm
S$10 - S$20 per pax
Green Tea Bingsu (S$13.90), Injeolmi Bingsu (S$12.90)

Green Tea Bingsu (S$13.90) by O'ma Spoon ([email protected])

313 Orchard Road #04-20/32 [email protected], Singapore 238895
Somerset MRT
Monday - Sunday : 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday : 11:30am - 11:00pm
+65 6333 0995
S$10 - S$30 per pax
Green Tea Bingsu (S$13.90), Choco Brownie Bingsu (S$18.90)

Green Tea Mille Crepes (S$9.65) by Lady M (Orchard Central)

181 Orchard Road #01-27 & #02-07 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Somerset MRT
Monday - Sunday : 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday : 11:00am - 12:00am
+65 6509 3673
S$10 - S$20 per pax
Green Tea Mille Crepes (S$9.65), Signature Mille Crepes (S$9.65), Gâteau Nuage (S$9.10)