Liver is the most nutritious food on earth. Today people often consider fruits and vegetables to be the most nutrient dense foods. And while they are nutrient dense and undoubtedly healthy, they are not as nutritious as animal fats, meats and seafood, particularly liver. This is something that traditional cultures were well aware of.
I’ve written about the Neurs before, the tribe in Africa that grew to be extremely tall. They ate liver regularly, both raw and cooked. They considered it sacred, as many traditional cultures do. It is often reserved for parents planning on conceiving, pregnant women and growing children. Liver makes beautiful, healthy babies. It’s funny to me how intelligent and in touch with nature ancient cultures were, and how much we’ve forgotten, how we’ve become so disconnected from our food.
Beef liver is a whole food, it has perfect proportions of vitamins and minerals. In addition to the above, it is also rich in riboflavin, copper, thiamin, folic acid, pantothenic acid and B6. I recommend it in lieu of a multivitamin. Multivitamins are hard to absorb and often contain vitamins and minerals in incorrect proportions. Vitamins and minerals work synergistically. For example, magnesium and calcium work together. If you’re taking too much of one, you can potentially throw off the balance of the other. Liver from healthy, pastured animals is one of the healthiest foods you can eat, particularly if you’re trying to conceive, pregnant, or to give to growing babies.
Isn’t Liver Full Of Toxins?
No. The liver processes toxins but it does not store toxins. The nutrients in liver actually aids your body in eliminating toxins!
Can’t Stomach Liver?
There are a few ways I eat liver. I blend liver in my food processor and freeze it in an ice tray. I’ll thaw a cube or two to add to burgers, chili, anything. I’ll sometimes take a tablespoon of it raw. There are some great liver recipes like pate that you can find by doing a quick google search. Aim to eat about 1/4 lb of liver a week. You could also slice it, freeze it and take it like a pill, which is what I did a few years ago before I developed a taste for it. You can also buy a liver supplement here or here.