TCM and Chinese culture sees no separation between food and medicine! The liver is nourished by foods that have an upward quality to them. Imagine the energy these bitter leafy greens take to grow towards the sun being transferred to your body when ingested. Sour foods such as fresh fruit and fermented foods help release stagnation in the liver and gallbladder. If you tend to dislike sour profiles, it usually means you need it. Avoid excesses of coffee, alcohol, spicy and greasy foods.