Foods that are bad for your liver

An overdose of fruits, eating bread on a regular basis and drinking alcohol can cause damage to your liver. Here

Published on Jul 03, 2022 08:38 PM IST 6 Photos

"Your liver is responsible for over 500 functions in the body. This makes it essential for us to build a healthy and clean liver. Whether it's fatty liver, thyroid imbalances, stubborn fat, or skin and hair issues, your liver is responsible. When your liver functions are compromised, these can be stalled too," says Luke Coutinho, Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle – Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine, Founder of You Care - All about YOU.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

An overdose of fruits: Anything in excess can be bad for us, including fruits. The seemingly harmless habit of having fruit bowls, fruit platters, and fruit fast is an immense fructose load for the liver, and one of the leading causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Eat 1-2 fruits a day, whole and well-spaced out.

Aerated beverages: It's not really the beverage but the overdose of sugar even one can of soda give, that too refined sugar. Sugar is also inflammatory in nature, and a burden for your liver to metabolize and process. Another cause of fatty liver.(Pixabay)


Bread and other baked products: All the commercial bread available today, whether it's simply white bread or a fancy garlic baguette, is made with refined sugar, flour, and pro-inflammatory ingredients like palm oil, trans fat, and so on. These are liver enemies. Switch to better quality bread, that is from artisanal bakers or bakeries, and is made from whole grains and safer sources of fat

Processed and cured meats: It's the salt, preservatives, and nitrates here. Once in a while indulgence of salami, bacon or sausage is fine, and your liver is designed to deal with it because it is very resilient, but regular consumption can put pressure on your liver. Scientific research too states that high red and processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(Shutterstock)