Health Benefits of Eating Liver

Health Benefits of Eating Liver

Liver is a superfood chock full of essential nutrients. In fact, one serving of liver is like taking a week’s worth of multivitamins at once.


Beef Liver Nutrition Data

Each serving of liver contains a massive dose of Vitamin A, Riboflavin B2, and B12. These are some of the important micronutrients that Americans do not get enough of and also tend to absorb inadequately when they eat a diet of nutritionally-depleted processed foods. Not getting enough can affect your mood and make it more difficult for your body to fight infections. Over a lifetime, this can increase your risk of developing cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, osteoporosis, and eye diseases. Serious Vitamin A deficiency is a problem in many developing nations, increasing the risk of illness or death for more than 2 billion people worldwide.

Regenerative and organic farming practices ensure you’re getting the most nutrient-dense grassfed beef and pasture-raised chicken livers that exist in nature. At Belcampo, in our land in Northern California, the way the animals live, our accreditations are all designed to support producing meats for optimal health.


Pros And Cons Of Eating Liver

You may have heard that liver stores toxins, and that you can transfer them into your body by eating it. That is untrue. The liver is actually an important organ all animals have which neutralizes toxins, filters out old blood cells, and stores vitamins and minerals.

When you eat fresh beef or chicken liver from a healthy animal, you’re getting a concentrated source of nutrition 10-100 times as potent as the steaks, chops, roasts, and common cuts we eat often


How Often Should You Eat Liver

Most experts recommend working liver into your routine once a week.

According to World-renowned expert in preventative medicine Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. “One often-cited downside is that liver and other organ meats are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. However, recent research suggests that there is no significant evidence that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease.”


How To Eat Beef Liver

One of my favorite ways to incorporate liver into a recipe, especially when cooking for kids and picky eaters, is to simply saute it, chop in a food processor, and then mix into any ground beef recipe to taste. This works wonderfully with your favorite meatball, tomato sauce, burger, and taco recipes. I recommend a 10% by volume for this – beyond that and the flavor is meaningfully impacted.

Alternately, I like to just saute liver quick and fast so the center is juicy and medium rare and the crust is brown and flavorful.