3 Health Benefits of Liver & Onions

Fried chicken liver with apples, sweet pepper and onions

Maybe you had a different childhood than I did growing up, but sometimes my mom would bring out liver and onions at dinner time. Liver looked kind of like steak, but definitely didn’t taste like it. But mom always used to say “eat it, it’s good for you” so I did. Little did I know what mom told me back then was the truth.

Pound for pound, liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods available to us. It contains a large amount of high-quality protein, an easily absorbed form of iron, all of the B vitamins (including B12 and folic acid in significant amounts), balanced quantities of vitamin A, many trace elements and minerals including copper, zinc, chromium, phosphorous and selenium, essential fatty acids EPA, DHA and AA, as well as the powerful antioxidant CoQ10.