Eating These Superfoods Can Help Naturally Guard And Support Your Liver

Cook With Olive Oil

In 2017, Chilean researchers discovered that olive oil might reduce the amount of fat in the body. This is good news for the liver. Hydroxytyrosol, a compound in olive oil, stabilizes the enzymes that would otherwise cause fatty liver disease. The obese rats that took hydroxytyrosol had the same liver enzyme markers as normal rats.

A woman selects a bottle of olive oil from a grocery store shelf.
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Olive oil may also protect the liver, says 2018 research. The chemicals in oil stop harmful chemicals and release antioxidants, which lowers the inflammation in the liver. That said, too much olive oil may increase your risk, so you should watch your portion sizes.