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August 7th, 2018

Tips for maintaining a healthy liver.

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Each organ in this exceptional machine called the human body is equally important as the others.
Any tiny malfunction leads to errors in the chain of functions inside the body.
The liver has its own unique function, its primary function is to purify the blood coming in from the
digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. Wait! It does more than just that.
The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs, as it does it also releases bile that ends up
Back in the intestines.
Bile acids are extremely important for digestion, they also help in absorption of fats and fat-soluble
vitamins, along with excretion of waste from the intestines.
Hence to avoid any issues related to gastrointestinal tract it is important to take care of your liver.
According to the American Liver Foundation, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is the fastest
growing forms of liver disease after liver failure.
Obesity is a major cause of NAFLD.
Avoiding high-calorie meals, saturated fats, and refined carbohydrates are important.
Exercising consistently helps to burn triglycerides, for fuel and can thus reduce excess liver fat.
When you consume more calories than your body can use, it stores these excess calories in the form of
triglycerides.

Avoiding raw and undercooked shellfish at all costs can save you a lot of trouble, even Queen Elizabeth
and the Royal family does it!
A well-adjusted diet of fiber through fresh fruits, vegetable, whole grains, and pulses becomes ideal
when combined with meat (avoiding red meat) incorporating small amounts of dairy and small servings
of low-fat milk and cheese.
Consuming more of the good fats such as vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and fish is preferred.
Drinking lots of water is the universal law for good health.
Toxins can injure healthy liver cells, avoiding direct and regular exposure to toxins, such as cleaning
products, aerosols like hair sprays, acrylic paints is advised.
Smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use scars the liver and kills liver cells.
Drinking responsibly or avoiding alcohol completely can save you your liver and keep you healthy for
long!


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