There is a lot of debate concerning eating raw liver. Some people say it is full of essential vitamins and minerals and we should consume it at least 3 times a week, others say it is not recommended as it can be dangerous to our heart and kidneys.

I was also surprised to learn that people can have raw liver for breakfast. I guess it is a matter of culture and taste.

It is well-known in all ancient societies that liver is a very nourishing food and contains many essential nutrients. More importantly, it is loaded with Vitamin A that helps promote healthy vision, fertility in males and allows for a proper embryonic development for females.

Moreover, liver is low in calories and fat while containing many vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin B12, Iron and Folic Acid are also very important for people who suffer from Anemia, so raw liver is a perfect supplement for them. The best thing for them is to eat raw liver once or twice a week.

However, you should know that raw liver is high in cholesterol, so if you suffer from high blood cholesterol levels and anemia at the same time, then you should be careful about consuming liver. In that case you need to focus on plant protein food like grains, lentils, beans, and green vegetables like rocca and spinach, that are mainly high in iron, and has no cholesterol.

Another common concern about eating liver is that it contains toxins, but it is false.

The liver does not store toxins but through a process removes them from the body.

But still, the best way to eat raw liver is to freeze it for 14 days to avoid any parasitic infection.

You should be very aware of the source of the meat you are buying, and there are a few groups who should stay away from liver.

Pregnant women should definitely avoid any raw food as well those who suffer from gout.

Here are some ways to include liver in your diet

Cooked with a spoon of olive oil: Add onions.

Spaghetti Bolognese:  Chop or mince liver before mixing with regular ground beef. For this, calf or chicken livers work best.

Burgers: Chop or mince liver before adding to ground beef to make nutritious burgers.

Add plenty of seasoning as spices can add taste to liver.

Soak the liver in milk or lemon juice before cooking

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