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How do antioxidants affect liver health?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
While the liver can handle most toxins in the bloodstream, some toxins cannot be packaged and stay in the fat part of the cells in your liver, while others cause damaging free radicals, which cause harmful oxidation in your body. These free radicals that are created take a toll on the liver; that's why your body's natural antioxidants are essential to your front line defenses and why vitamins like folate, B12, B6, and vitamin C and E are so important for liver health.

Without these nutrients, the risk of failing to keep up our detox systems shoots up and increases the possibility of allowing cancer-causing or atherosclerosis-enhancing inflammatory substances through your border patrol.

A variety of foods and nutrients can ensure that you increase your natural antioxidants and that the detox process runs as smooth as a freshly laid marble floor.

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