Let’s get the hard stuff out of the way first: Hepatitis C (also known as HCV) is a major bummer for your liver. This virus causes inflammation that may thicken its walls, making it harder for your liver to perform its detoxing job.

But you can bounce back by taking medication prescribed by your doc–it lowers inflammation levels as it takes on the virus–and by eating the perfect foods that help those less be more effective. But even if you don’t have HCV, demonstrating your liver some love through what you eat and drink can be great.