Amazingly enough, this article is going to be about something that never gets talked about and that is the Liver. The Liver is something we cannot live without cause we would die without it. It is like a big filter in our bodies filtering the impurities out of our body and does other for our body.
There are many things that we can do to damage our Liver. One of the main things people do to damage the Liver is drinking alcohol. Other things we take into our body that are not good affects our Liver.
Things like contaminated water and food are some main sources of the culprit that causes the different type of diseases that damage the Liver. As we go on in this post we are going to study what the Liver is and what we can do to keep it healthy.
What is the Liver?
The Liver is the largest organ in the body. It is wedge shaped with four lobes equally sized found in the right upper abdomen of the vertebrates. It is a large granular in texture that is dark reddish brown in color. The Liver weights about 3 to 3.6 pounds and it’s width is about (15cm) 5.9 inches.
What does the Liver do?
Blood coming from the digestive area carrying toxins, medications, and nutrients flows through the liver where it is processed, some of it stored, and detoxified and returned back into the blood.
The Liver carries out many metabolic functions in our bodies and it does it by the liver cells. The liver emulsifies fats by producing and excreting a greenish liquid called bile which is used or stored in the gallbladder. Part of the bile flows directly into the duodenum.
So what are the main functions of the Liver? Here are three…
1. Cleans the blood
2. Produces a digestive liquid called bile that we already talked about
3. Stores energy… It does it in the form of sugar(glucose)… which is called glycogen
How to keep the Liver Healthy
Foods good for the liver…
Vegetables such as…
Red or purple grapes are the best.
Studies have shown tea may be helpful to the liver.
Not only said to be beneficial to the heart but also the liver.
Beneficial to the heart health with omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial to the liver too. Omega-3 helps with inflammation of the liver it also helps with the fatty liver by decreasing the fat. Helps people that have liver disease and obesity.
“Be cautious when using omega-3 because it also thins the blood“. Always ask your healthcare provider first before taking any supplement.
We’ve all heard coffee was good for you and it wasn’t good for you about all our lives, but coffee is actually good for the liver. One of the best drinks you can drink to promote liver health.
2. Avoid…alcohol, toxins, and recreational drugs.
Alcohol is toxic to liver cells
Toxins such as artificial sweeteners, Acetaminophen, automobile exhaust, formaldehyde, and cigarettes
3. Exercise can improve the health and overall function of the Liver.
4. Reduce Stress – stress is linked to increased risk of liver disease deaths. Stress causes many illnesses of the body.
Herbs for the Liver
Milk Thistle – is used for cleansing and support. Helps in detoxification of the liver.
These hepatic herbs are good for liver support… they help stimulate digestion and bile production…
How to do a Liver Detox
By detoxing the liver it gets rid of the old deposits of cholesterol, poisons, drug residues, and fats among other things.
Reason for Article
This article by livegreaterhealth is for all the people who care about their body and taking care of their Liver. The liver helps out every organ of the body in some way. The more we know about taking care of it and keeping it healthy the longer and better our lives will be. We want to help everybody live longer and healthier lives by using this website and giving knowledge to them.
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