For those of us who like to enjoy a little wine with dinner or a couple of beers after a long bike ride~ I thought this was interesting.
*A study by the Journal of Food Science suggests that the amino acids in asparagus may protect liver cells against the toxins in alcohol, alleviating cellular damage, and minimize hangovers. Cheers to that veggie!
*In a study of more than 125,000 people, one cup of coffee per day cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 20 percent. Four cups per day reduced the risk by 80 percent. The coffee effect held true for women and men of various ethnic backgrounds. Check out the article at: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13281392/ns/health-health_care/t/drinking-coffee-cuts-alcohols-harmful-effects/
Hooray for coffee!
*Foods that protect your liver: ginger, tumeric, green leafy veggies, fresh fruit and veggies, raw foods, artichokes, whole grain, soy, and water. http://ezinearticles.com/?10-Healthy-Liver-Foods—Things-You-Can-Eat-That-Protect-Your-Liver&id=3558216
There is just something about the weather warming up that makes me crave a cold beer! I will just make sure I have it with an espresso chaser and a side of asparagus:)