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This beet­root-based beauty is your liver’s new BFF thanks to the an­tiox­i­dant be­ta­lain, which may pro­tect your long-suf­fer­ing or­gan after it’s taken a beat­ing.

BEET­ROOT

Yes, the be­ta­lain can help soothe your liver after last night’s de­bauch­ery, but Pol­ish re­searchers say it may re­pair pre­vi­ous dam­age, too. Bonus.

SPINACH

And here we have a sec­ond lot of liver love: the an­tiox­i­dants packed in this green leafy veg are es­sen­tial to main­tain­ing a healthy liver and re­duc­ing ox­ida­tive stress, ac­cord­ing to an eye-open­ing study in the

World Jour­nal of Gas­troin­testi­nal Phar­ma­col­ogy and Ther­a­peu­tics.

DATE NEC­TAR

More than just a smoothie fave, dates were found by a study at Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Univer­sity to be a rich di­etary source of se­le­nium, which may sup­port the im­mune sys­tem.

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