The liver is an essential organ that performs over 500 vital functions such as removing waste products and foreign substances from the bloodstream, regulating blood sugar levels and creating essential nutrients. However, factors such as infections, alcohol abuse and genetics can all lead to liver disease and damage.
You can help to prevent liver failure by making lifestyle changes, making your liver healthy and happy. Here are some tips for improving your liver health:
1. Drink alcohol in moderation and never mix medications with alcohol.
2. Maintain a healthy weight — there’s a connection between obesity and fatty liver disease.
3. Get vaccinated for hepatitis A and B.
4. Consume 𝗯𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀.
Studies show that blueberries help to increase immune cell response and antioxidant enzymes to inhibit the growth of human liver cancer cells.
5. Consume 𝙃. 𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙘𝙞𝙨
In 2012, researchers discovered that 𝘏. 𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘤𝘪𝘴 dramatically prevented alcohol-related liver damage in rats. Based on a 2010 study, an increase in antioxidant enzymes that aid in alcohol metabolism was detected by the researchers. This shows that including 𝘏. 𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘤𝘪𝘴 in your diet may aid in liver protection.
Fatty liver disease is a common condition caused by the storage of extra fat in the liver. A healthy liver contains a small amount of fat. It becomes a problem when the fat levels reach 5% to 10% of your liver’s weight.
Most people have no symptoms, and it doesn’t cause serious problems for them. In some cases, though, it can lead to liver damage. Cirrhosis of the liver is a result of severe damage to the liver. The hard scar tissue that replaces healthy liver tissue slows down the liver’s functioning. Eventually, it can block liver function entirely. Cirrhosis can lead to liver failure and liver cancer.
The good news is you can often prevent or even reverse fatty liver disease with lifestyle changes. Staying at a healthy weight, exercise regularly and limit your alcohol consumption are important to prevent fatty liver disease.
Supplements are widely taken by people these days. However, some supplements are harmful for your liver and kidney.
Research indicates that excess iron, vitamin A and niacin intake will lead to liver damage. High doses or prolonged ingestion of even moderate amounts of vitamin A may cause liver damage.
Long-term or high doses of niacin (time-release preparations) have led to liver failure or hepatotoxicity in some people. It’s possible that niacin is transformed into NAD, which can damage the liver in excessive amounts.
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RaisinTree is a delicious powdered beverage that contains Hovenia dulcis (H. dulcis, commonly known as the Japanese Raisin Tree or Oriental Raisin Tree).
Enjoy the delicious taste of RaisinTree daily, and especially before and after a party. Other main ingredients include American ginseng and monk fruit (luo han guo).