2 Prized Proteins Your Liver Shouldn’t Go Without

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This article was inspired by Frances Murchison, HHC, AADP’s piece for the Rodale News. To read the original, please visit this link.

Is your liver getting backed up by proper nutrition?

Considering this vital organ can’t function properly without it, take a look below at why your liver needs protein more than you probably realize:

Animal Protein

If you’re an omnivore– or even a straight carnivore, you know the physical treats offered by meat: bigger muscles, more energy, greater definition. For most of human existence, we’ve depended on nutrient-dense dietary fats found in meat, fatty fish, and bone marrow for no less than 60 percent of all the calories we ate. Now, industrial ingredients have changed that, leading to heart disease being one of the leading killers of Americans today!

Consuming clean, grass-fed land animals– the ones that aren’t stuffed with pesticide-doused foods– allow you to get the proper protein, without all the chemicals, fake hormones, and scary antibiotics.

Fish, similarly, is typically healthy and protein-rich. Many wild-caught fish have tons of omega-3 fatty acids while offering very few toxic compounds. Wild salmon also serves as one of the best ways to get omega-3 fatty acids because of the shrimp and krill they consume (which is also what gives salmon their plethora of antioxidants).

Whey protein is another one that serves as an awesome way to get protein. One by-product of milk, whey protein is often touted for its numerous health benefits for all ages. That’s because it offers all the key amino acids needed for glutathione production, which can help protect your liver. Be on the lookout for high-quality whey protein obtained from grass-fed cows.

Vegetable Protein

Any herbivores in the house? Protein is necessary for building new cells, healing, and synthesizing new proteins so you can accomplish normal bodily functions.

Microalgae is a marina protein that also carries copious amounts of chlorophyll. The latter aids your body in repairing any wounds or injuries you may incur in your day-to-day activities, removing dangerous drug deposits and heavy metals from your body. It also helps boost liver function, while neutralizing carcinogenic compounds.

Cooked lentils and most beans can carry roughly 15 grams of protein in each cup. Unlike microalgae, though, these nutritional superstars are found on land. Just one quarter cup of sunflower seeds holds about six grams of protein; also, eating just one cup of cooked spinach or broccoli adds up to roughly nine grams of protein each!

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