Liver Protecting Foods // Steroid Cycle Support
When on a cycle of oral steroids and prohormones it is important to keep your liver in good shape as it takes a bit of a battering. It is also important to remember that with the holidays nearing there’s much more opportunity to over indulge with alcohol as well which also puts your liver in to over drive.
There’s supplements available such as milk thistle and Liv.52 which are known to protect and replenish your liver.
There’s also a number of foods that you may wish to include in your diet to help restore your liver to peak health.
Garlic has a high number of natural compounds called selenium and allicin which help detoxify your liver, it also activates enzymes that are able to flush out toxins.
Allicin is an antioxidant, antibiotic and contains antifungal properties and selenium is also an antioxidant.
Garlic also contains Arginine which dilates the blood vessels and helps flush the kidneys of toxins too.
Scientists are not exactly sure why coffee benefits the liver just yet but it seems to have properties that lower the risk of liver disease.
However, studies show that having 2 cups of coffee per day can reduce the risk of liver disease by up to 44%.
Researchers do make a note that while it is good at preventing liver disease it cannot reverse the damage already caused by alcohol misuse.
Avocado’s are often in the spotlight for their benefits and once again they come running to the rescue. Latest research suggests that because they contain glutathione which is great for filtering out harmful toxins from the liver and thus protecting the cells from damage that they should be included in your diet while on a cycle.
This spice digests fats and creates bile which naturally detoxify’s the liver. Turmeric can also reduce the amount of free radical damage to your liver as well.
The high levels of vitamin C and the antioxidant properties of grapefruit are able to prevent cell damage by flushing out the toxins from your body. Further studies have revealed that the grapefruit extract known as naringenin are able to oxidize fatty acids. This oxidization may prevent fatty liver disease.
Therefore be sure to include it in your diet for a delicious way to help prevent damage to your liver while on a steroid cycle.