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MIN­UTES TO RE­BOOT YOUR LIVER WITH A BREAK­FAST UP­GRADE

Men's Health (Australia) - - TIME -

PUT DOWN the ba­con sand­wich – now there’s a sci­en­tific morn­ing-af­ter break­fast op­tion. While you can deal with the bas­tard be­hind the eyes that fol­lows a skin­ful of ses­sion IPAS with parac­eta­mol and plenty of wa­ter, the toll that booze takes on your liver is more per­ni­cious. But a study pub­lished in the Jour­nal

of Pro­teome Re­search has served up a tasty so­lu­tion: give your break­fast a Gal­lic twist. The nut­meg used to spice French toast has now been proven to re­duce liver tox­i­c­ity.

The re­searchers found that nut­meg can help you avert liver dam­age by restor­ing healthy lev­els of var­i­ous lipids and acyl­car­nitines in your body. In ad­di­tion, a com­pound called myris­lig­nan had a pro­tec­tive ef­fect against liver dam­age – so it’ll help limit the harm in­flicted by al­co­hol’s in­evitable as­sault next Satur­day night, too.

It may not be in your reper­toire, but French toast is a sim­ple dish to master, tak­ing just six min­utes to cook. Whisk to­gether eggs, milk, salt and nut­meg, then dunk in a cou­ple of bread slices. Fry for three min­utes on each side, and you’re done. Be lib­eral with the maple syrup, too – it con­tains 54 an­tiox­i­dants, five of which are unique to it. A Univer­sity of Tokyo study sug­gests that it could act as a fur­ther salve to your poor liver. Serve with a strong cof­fee and the Sun­day pa­pers.

AF­TER A HEAVY NIGHT, RAISE A TOAST TO THE HEALTH OF YOUR LIVER.

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