It turns out that in addition to being a great source of healthy fats, the yummy, creamy avocado is great for your liver. In fact, a Japanese study discovered that avocados packed with protective compounds that shield the liver from damaging toxins, like galactosamine. These compounds, in which avocados are rich, help protect the liver from long term damage.
The Japanese study compared avocados to over 20 other fruits and monitored their ability to protect livers from the galactosamine toxin, which in high levels will cause long-term liver damage akin to human viral hepatitis. Avocados happen to be high in glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that can actually repair damaged cells in your liver.