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Food that reduces risk of cancer and slows down aging

Food that reduces risk of cancer and slows down aging Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Liver has always been a topic of much debate and controversy. However, this product contains a lot of vitamins essential for human life, according to nutrition expert Liudmyla Matishynets.

Liver benefits

According to the expert, all types of liver contain more vitamins and minerals than regular meat and most dried fruits and vegetables. However, liver contains no fiber at all.

Overall, liver is an excellent source of:

  • Vitamin A, C
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • B-group vitamins, especially B12

"If you haven't added liver to your diet yet, I sincerely advise you to do so. Look for tasty methods and recipes for its preparation, and you will enjoy the taste and reap the maximum benefits," said Liudmyla Matishynets.

A serving of beef liver provides the human body with more than 100% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin A. In turn, this reduces the risk of breast cancer and slows down the aging process.

One serving of beef liver contains 33 grams of protein per 110 grams. Therefore, it can provide the human body with a third of the daily protein requirement. This is essential for building muscles, skin, bones, and helps to feel full for longer.

Additionally, consuming several servings of liver per week helps prevent and alleviate symptoms of anemia.

Who should nor eat liver

People with high cholesterol levels should avoid eating liver. There are 100-270 milligrams of cholesterol per 100 grams of liver. High cholesterol levels can lead to angina, myocardial infarction, and strokes.

It is also not recommended to eat liver for people with gout. It contains a lot of purines, which form uric acid in the body.

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