One of the most powerful liver-healing foods to eat is globe artichoke, which improves bile flow, boosts detoxification, and protects the liver. Try having a steamed artichoke with an olive oil and lemon dip a few times a week. Or eat bitter leafy salad greens, such as dandelion leaves, endive, and arugula, and drink dandelion tea. The bitterness of these foods and drinks helps stimulate bile flow within the liver, which is important to properly eliminate toxins and protect the liver from damage.
Other food components that are helpful for improving liver function and detoxification are limonene-containing foods (citrus fruits such as lemons), capsaicin-rich peppers, and ellagic acid–rich strawberries.