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Benefits of Eating Liver - Our Most Nutrient-Dense Food!

Posted by Kathy LeMoine

Beef livers provide us nutrient-rich storage depots. When sourced from healthy, grass fed cows, liver is absolutely loaded with a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fat. It is particularly rich in the key nutrients that help keep our brains healthy. These include the essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docasahexaenoic acid), and AA (arachidonic acid), as well as vitamin B12.

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Vitamin B12 Jackpot!

Most animal foods contain some amount of vitamin B12, but by far, the best source is liver which should be eaten at least once a week. Many disorders of the nervous system result from vitamin B12 deficiency causing a myriad of illnesses and behaviors. So if you are experiencing vague symptoms (related to a less than optimal functioning brain and nervous system) such as difficulty in thinking and remembering, panic attacks, weakness, loss of balance, numbness in the hands and feet, or agitated depression, make sure that your source of vitamin B12 is from healthy animal products, especially a premium source of liver. Vitamin B12 is only well absorbed from animal sources, with liver being the most concentrated source. Additional foods with B12 include sardines, mackerel, herring, salmon, lamb, Swiss cheese, eggs, haddock, beef, blue cheese, halibut, scallops, cottage cheese. chicken and milk.

If you cannot bring yourself to consume liver then raw desiccated liver from grassfed cows is a great alternative. Taken in the form of desiccated liver capsules provides the easiest and most convenient option. Added to soups, gravies, stews, smoothies, broths, etc., desiccated liver powder is a great way to introduce liver into diets of those who don't care for the taste and texture of liver! 

Benefits of Eating Liver - Our Most Nutrient-Dense Food! | The Radiant Life Blog

Quite simply, desiccated liver contains more nutrients, gram for gram, than any other food!

Highlights of Desiccated Liver

  • An excellent source of high-quality protein
  • Contains all of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K
  • Nature's most concentrated source of vitamin A, which is rapidly depleted during periods of stress, as well as by consuming a low-fat diet
  • All the B vitamins in abundance, particularly vitamin B12
  • One of our best sources of natural folate
  • A highly usable form of iron
  • Trace elements such as copper, zinc and chromium; liver is our best source of copper
  • CoQ10, a nutrient that is especially important for cardiovascular function
  • A good source of purines, nitrogen-containing compounds that serve as precursors for DNA and RNA

 

 

 

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