How far would you go to prevent a root canal?
For a genuine super-food, liver gets a very bad rap but eating it helped me to prevent a root canal five years ago, and any significant cavities since then. I hated liver, and shuddered at the thought of eating it, but I hated the idea of another rooth canal (it would have been my seventh!) even worse.
Most people, when I recommend liver as a essential teeth and gum healing food, grimace and shudder at thought of eating this most accessible of offal.
However, when I ask if they think they could bear to eat pâté, they will often relax. Even if the thought of liver makes you gag, there’s usually at least one liver delicacy that you can tolerate (if you eat meat at all).
The concentration of fat soluble vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B12 and folic acid, iron, copper protein, anti-oxidents (and sometimes Activator X) means that liver has been recognized in every traditional food cultures as special nourishment for strength and vitality. If you have tooth decay or gum disease liver is an important element in your holistic healing.
When vitamins A and D are consumed together as whole foods rather than supplements they are not toxic. Thus when you eat liver you should also eat foods with vitamin D (or getting a LOT of sunlight). Vitamin D rich foods include butter, milk, animal fat, seafood and eggs.
The easiest way to make sure your body can process the intense goodness in liver without overdosing on vitamin A is to eat butter or lard- if not at the same meal then at least the same day. And, no surprise, some of the most delicious liver recipes from different culinary traditions around the world include butter or lard.
Lets take a tour around some of the yummiest liver recipes in the world.
Japanese Sweet and Spicy Chicken Liver
French Chicken Liver Pâté
Swedish Liver Potato Patties
Ashkenaki Jewish Chopped Liver
Hyderbadi Keema Kaleji
Venetian Liver and Onion
Indian LIver Marsala
Chinese Claypot Liver with Ginger
Disclaimer: I have not tried all these recipes myself yet but I have included them here because they all look so good!
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