Best and Worst Foods for Your Liver

Berry nut oatmeal

Oatmeal

Food with lots of fiber can help your liver work at its best. Want one that’s a great way to start your day? Try oatmeal. Research shows it can help you shed some extra pounds and belly fat, which is a good way to keep away liver disease. 

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Stay Away From Fatty Foods

French fries and burgers are a poor choice to keep your liver healthy. Eat too many foods that are high in saturated fat and it can make it harder for your liver to do its job. Over time it may lead to inflammation, which in turn could cause scarring of the liver that’s known as cirrhosis. So next time you’re in the drive-thru line, think about ordering a healthier option.

broccoli mix

Broccoli

Add lots of veggies to your diet if you want to keep your liver healthy. Broccoli can be part of this strategy. Some studies suggest this crunchy food can help protect you from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. If steamed broccoli sounds a little too blah, shred it into a slaw and toss it with sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and a tangy vinaigrette. It’s also delicious roasted with garlic and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

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Coffee

If you can’t make it through the day without it, you’ll be glad to hear that it may have some benefits for your liver. Studies show that drinking two to three cups a day can protect your liver from damage caused by too much alcohol or an unhealthy diet. Some research suggests it may lower your risk of liver cancer.

sugar

Ease Up on Sugar

Too much of the sweet stuff can take a toll on your liver. That’s because part of its job is to convert sugar into fat. If you overdo it, your liver makes too much fat, which ends up hanging around where it doesn’t belong. In the long run, you could get a condition like fatty liver disease. So do your liver a favor and make sweets an occasional treat.

green tea

Green Tea

It’s brimming with a type of antioxidant called catechins. Research suggests it may protect against some forms of cancer, including liver. You’ll get more catechins if you brew tea yourself and drink it hot. Iced tea and ready-to-drink green teas have much lower levels.

woman drinking water

Water

One of the best things you can do for your liver is keep a healthy weight. Get in the habit of drinking water instead of sweetened drinks like sodas or sports drinks. You’d be amazed at how many calories it will save you each day.

Berry nut oatmeal

Almonds

Nuts — especially these — are good sources of vitamin E, a nutrient that research suggests may help protect against fatty liver disease. Almonds are good for your heart, too, so grab a handful the next time you feel like snacking. Or try them in salads, where they add a nice crunch.

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Put a Cap on Salt

Your body needs some salt — just not nearly as much as you probably get. Early research suggests a diet high in sodium may lead to fibrosis, which is the first stage of liver scarring. There are some easy things you can do to cut back. Avoid processed foods like bacon or deli meats. Choose fresh instead of canned veggies. And keep temptation at arm’s length by taking your salt shaker off the table.

spinach salad

Spinach

Leafy greens have a powerful antioxidant called glutathione, which can help keep your liver working right. And spinach couldn’t be easier to prepare. It makes a great base for a dinner salad, and it’s also delicious sauteed with garlic and olive oil. When it’s wilted, top it with a dusting of fresh parmesan.

blueberries

Blueberries

They’ve got nutrients in them called polyphenols that may help protect you against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which often goes hand in hand with obesity and high cholesterol. If blueberries aren’t your thing, other foods rich in polyphenols include dark chocolate, olives, and plums.

woman with wine

Be Moderate With Alcohol

Drinking too much can wreak havoc on your liver. Over time it can lead to cirrhosis. Even occasional binge drinking — four drinks in one sitting for women and five for men — can be harmful, too. Try to limit yourself to one drink a day if you’re a woman or two a day if you’re a man.

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Herbs and Spices

Want to protect your liver and your heart at the same time? Sprinkle on some oregano, sage, or rosemary. They’re a good source of healthy polyphenols. An extra benefit: they help you cut back on salt in many recipes. Cinnamon, curry powder, and cumin are good ones to try, too.

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Limit Packaged Snack Foods

Next time you feel the call of the vending machine, reach for a healthy snack instead. The problem with chips and baked goods is that they’re usually loaded with sugar, salt, and fat. Cutting back is a relatively easy diet tweak with a little planning. One good strategy: Bring a stash of healthy snacks with you to work. Try an apple with a single-serve packet of nut butter, or sugar snap peas with a mini-cup of hummus.

Marxist Radical Angela Davis: Biden Is the “Candidate Who Can Be Most Effectively Pressured”

 

 

RUSH: Audio sound bite number 7. Angela Davis. This babe goes all the way back to the Black Panthers and the Weather Underground of the sixties. In fact, she was so popular, there’s a bunch of Angela Davis imitators out there. There’s Michaela Angela Davis, there’s Frederica Angela Davis, there’s Angela Frederica Michaela Davis. There’s a whole bunch of women out there trying to impersonate Angela Davis. But there’s only one real one. And she was on — ha — Russian television. The show called Going Underground. This was yesterday, last night.

They’re having a discussion about the 2020 presidential election. And Angela Davis, former vice president, U.S. Communist Party. These Marxists and commie pinkos go all the way back to the sixties. Anyway, here is what she said about her group, the radical left and their preference in this presidential election.

DAVIS: I don’t see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be — who will be able to lead us in the right direction. It will be about choosing a candidate who can be most effectively pressured into allowing more space for the evolving anti-racist movement. Biden is very problematic in many ways, but — I say but — Biden is far more likely to take mass demands seriously.

RUSH: Do you realize how profound what you just heard is? This may be one of the most eye-opening, illustrative — illustrative, for those of you in Rio Linda — sound bites that I will use today. This tells you everything you need to know about who the American left is. Dawn, you think you understand what I’m gonna say? (interruption) You want to hear this again? Okay. Is it because you’re not sure what I’m referring to, or are you just are blown away by it? (interruption) Okay. All right. Here we go. We’ll play it one more time. I’m telling, folks, you are listening to a profound profundity here. There are two ingredients in this, she says, that will tell you everything you need to know about who these people are.

DAVIS: I don’t see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be — who will be able to lead us in the right direction. It will be about choosing a candidate who can be most effectively pressured into allowing more space for the evolving anti-racist movement. Biden is very problematic in many ways, but — I say but — Biden is far more likely to take mass demands seriously.

RUSH: Translation: He’s the bigger wimp in the race. The first thing she says that is profound is: We’re not looking for a leader. We’re not looking for anybody to lead us anywhere. We radical leftists, we already know where we’re going. We don’t need some pretender leader. And Joe Biden certainly isn’t one of those. Joe Biden’s not a leader. Nah, the reason we support Biden, and we don’t even really like the guy, but the reason we’re supporting Biden is ’cause he’s a wimp. He’ll do what we say. He will respond to our efforts to intimidate him. That’s what it means when she says that he’s far more likely to take mass demands seriously.

She’s dressing it up, but what she’s really saying is this guy is gonna cower in the corner the first time we confront him. This guy’s gonna give us everything we want because he’s a coward, because he won’t stand up to us. The last thing this guy is is a leader. By contrast, they want no part of Trump because they can’t intimidate him. They want no part of Trump because he is a leader, and he’s gonna lead people in a direction opposite the chosen path of Angela Davis and her merry band of radical leftist Marxists.

This sound bite — and believe me, she does speak for a lot of them — she’s of emeritus status. She protester emeritus status. If the left were a law firm, she would “of counsel” status. She’s a heroine to these people and she is just laying it all out. They don’t need a leader. They don’t need somebody taking them — they know exactly where they’re gonna go, where they want to go. They don’t need some guy in the White House, or a woman, they don’t need anybody paving the way. They need somebody to get out of the way. They need somebody that’s gonna just cave to them, rather than stand up to ’em.

This is the greatest endorsement Trump could get, that well-known Marxist Angela Davis wants nothing to do with Trump because he cannot be pressured into doing what they want done. And he will not cave. He is not somebody who they can intimidate. This is great. That is something that I think — I don’t think they’ll regret her saying this but, boy, if this thing gets around the right way, and we will see that we can make it happen.

This is the kind of thing that will open the eyes of some voters who are really not paying all that much attention, who really think that the left is oriented toward fairness and equality and sameness and justice. They’re not about any of that. They’re about forcing whatever their radicalness is on everybody, whether you want it or not.