How to keep your Liver Healthy
The liver is an integral part of the digestive system which plays a vital role in the digestion of food mainly in the body of the vertebrates. Besides, helping the body to digest the food, the liver is also the storehouse of various proteins, and minerals required for the body to function smoothly. The liver helps in detoxification and transforms the food into nutrients. So, it would really be a bad idea to harm the liver. But in the epoch of modernization, many people end up harming their liver.
Thus, in order to maintain a healthy liver, some basic points are mentioned which should be followed.
- Certain veggies should be eaten such as carrots, broccoli, cabbage, beetroots, onion, and garlic. They help to boost the activity of detoxification of the enzymes as they contain sulforaphane in them.
- Sugar should be consumed less as consuming sugar at a high rate can damage the liver. Sugar is made up of glucose, and fructose and both are metabolized in the liver.
So, if the consumption of sugar becomes high, the liver will convert it to a lipid; over-production of the lipid causes the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) to shut down.
- Anorexia is another major cause which affects our liver. The liver produces red blood cells for which it needs food, and if it, the liver does not receive enough food supply, the individual might lose red blood cells and eventually fall sick. So, starving will not be a good idea.
- Consumption of fish is beneficial for the liver because the liver requires amino acids in protein to carry out detoxification which can be supplied to the liver by having fish.
- Red meat possesses the ability to damage our liver so if one consumes red meat too much a serving; the liver might lose the ability to break down proteins.
- 400 tasks are allotted to the liver which it has to perform in a buttery process for which it requires a lot of water. Living in a tropical country we lose water way too much via sweat, and urine is one of the basic reason.
In order to let the liver continue metabolizing an average person need to drink 2 litres of water per day i.e., 8 ounces of water per day. 9. Intake of too much alcohol per day should be reduced because it brings a poisonous enzyme to the liver known as acetaldehyde, which can hamper the liver cells and cause permanent scarring.
Besides, causing harm to the liver it also harms the brain and the stomach lining.
- Oily and junk foods are also the reason for causing fatty liver, and so should be avoided as much as possible.