At breakfast, not all drinks are equal! And according to an American gastroenterologist, three beverages that are as delicious as they are good for your health can have a positive effect on your liver. To adopt in anticipation of the holidays?
Too rich, too sweet or too caffeinated… Although it is important to hydrate yourself first thing in the morning, hot drinks in the morning can sometimes weigh on your liver and your digestion. But this is not the case for everyone.
On Tik Tok, an American gastroenterologist, Dr. Joseph Salhab (@thastronomiehdoc) shares his three favorite drinks to take care of your liver starting with breakfast. Ideal during this period of raclette and festive dishes!
@thestomachdoc 3 morning drinks for a healthy liver #liver #liverhealth #liverdetox #fattyliver #healthtok #healthytips #learnontiktok ♬ original sound – Dr. Joseph Salhab
The first drink mentioned by the doctor is green tea. And why that ? Because this tea, produced in China, contains ‘a high amount of antioxidants and flavonoids called catechins explains Dr Salhab. These catechins help protect the liver, in particular against fatty liver disease, better known as fatty liver disease or NASH, a serious inflammation of the liver due to an accumulation of fat in the body. Swapping your cappuccino for green tea would therefore be a good option.
Another “health” tea favored by our doctor, Japanese matcha tea, whose leaves are reduced to powder and diluted in boiling water, would be perfect in the morning. Very popular on networks and in online recipes, matcha tea is not only beautiful. It is also excellent for its antioxidant properties. ‘It’s very similar to green tea, but it’s very concentrated because it’s made from a different type of green tea that may contain more antioxidants than the standard green tea brew. specifies the gastroenterologist. Also drink without moderation: matcha tea, like green tea, contains less caffeine than coffee.
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It is not a hot drink, but it is no less interesting for breakfast: the smoothie, made from mixed fruits and vegetables, can have an impact on liver health depending on the products. chosen to design it. Dr. Joseph Salhab recommends turning to green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, broccoli as well as red fruits, which are very rich in antioxidants. Note also that a smoothie will provide you with vitamins, without a trace of caffeine.