My family would agree that my energy levels have improved remarkably in the last three years. I have no doubt that the liver has been a major factor. How do I integrate the organ meat?
I make capsules using desiccated liver for my kids, and indulge in raw liver myself. I also incorporate liver into meatballs, sausage, and meatloaf. (I am sure to freeze the liver ahead of time to avoid any potential parasite issues.)
A study conducted in 1951 found a strong connection between liver and fatigue. This article describes the findings.
But doesn't the liver store toxins? This is the number one concern people have about eating liver. Actually, while the liver is the center for the neutralization of toxins, it doesn't store them. Drugs, pesticides, and other toxins that are not eliminated are stored in the fatty tissues and nervous system. Instead, the liver stores critical nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, K, B12, and folic acid.
So how do I eat raw liver?
- Buy liver from a trusted source, making sure it has no added hormones, is free from drugs, and is truly grass-fed.
- Thaw in refrigerator overnight.
- Process in food processor.
- Pour into ice cube tray and refreeze.
- Cut into "pills" and enjoy!
This post shared at Healing With Food Friday.