Human liver is involved in many processes. It produces bile streams to remove toxic substances and absorb fat-soluble nutrients. It also filters bacteria, cleanses the blood of toxins, antibodies, antigens, is responsible for metabolism, control of cholesterol in the body, production and blood clotting. And a person does not even think about how he strikes it, eating another batch of fatty foods or drinking a pile or two of alcohol.
Little bit about what’s bad for the liver
To prevent diseases such as jaundice and viral hepatitis, avoid spoiled and stored in unsanitary conditions of food, casual sex and contact with someone else’s blood. Never use someone else’s razor, manicure objects and do not wear someone else’s earrings. Since the liver promotes the elimination of drugs from the body, the long-term use of drugs like painkillers and medicines without a doctor’s prescription can also harm the liver. Alcoholic and carbonated drinks, strong tea and coffee, smoked foods, fatty foods of animal origin and in the form of confectionery. All this in large quantities can also seriously harm her. Weightlifting enthusiasts who want to achieve the desired results, such as in the set of muscle mass, also risk to ruin their liver, taking anabolic steroids and other chemistry. Vegetables with a sharp taste – garlic, radish, radish, ramson, cilantro, as well as sour fruits and vegetables like sorrel, cranberries, kiwi, various pickles and pickled vegetables in unmeasured quantities are also harmful to the liver. Do not forget about hot sauces, horseradish, mustard and vinegar.
Something that is good for the liver
In order for the liver to be healthy, it is necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle, perform moderate exercise, eat right, take vitamins. Speaking of vitamins. Very helpful for the liver will be:
- Vitamin A. Foods rich in this vitamin are carrots, sweet potatoes, parsley, spinach, apricots, pumpkin, egg yolks and milk. The king among the products on the content of this vitamin is fish oil.
- Vitamin E. It is found in corn, butter, sunflower and olive oil, soy products, almonds, nuts in mango and many other foods.
- Vitamin C. It is abundant in citrus fruits – in lemons and oranges. He also has fruits like strawberries, apples, kiwi, Barbados cherry, garden strawberries, and vegetables – Bulgarian red pepper, sweet green pepper, and greens like dill and parsley.
You should regularly eat cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, pumpkin, zucchini, carrots, beets, dill, cabbage and cauliflower. They contain vitamins and trace elements that play a role in maintaining the normal functioning of the liver. Do not forget about a variety of vegetable salads, soups, stews and vinaigrettes, seasoned with vegetable oil. It is equally important to eat fresh sweet fruits and dried fruits – prunes, dried apricots, dates, raisins, figs and bananas. It is also advisable to include in the menu products from whole grains such as bread, barley, oatmeal and brown rice. They contain very useful fibers not only for the liver, but also for the entire digestive system. Buckwheat will also be good, as it contains lecithin and amino acids, which serve as building materials for liver cells. Will be useful and lean fish like hake, carp, trout and cod. And also: tender calf meat, turkey meat, white chicken meat, and dairy products with low fat content, like kefir, sour milk, yogurt, cheese and cottage cheese are also very useful. Recommended for the liver – natural juices without preservatives, honey and, not daily, but occasionally boiled soft-boiled eggs.
In order for the liver to be healthy and functioning normally, it will be good to arrange, even if sometimes, fasting days for yourself, in which you try to give up alcohol, smoking, coffee, soda, very fried, smoked, spicy and fatty foods. It is not easy, especially for those who use them constantly. But if you want to have a healthy liver and generally be healthy, then sometimes you have to deny yourself something. Instead, eat fermented milk products, legumes, pasta, vegetables, fruits and other wholesome foods, as described above. Give your liver some time to rest and recover so that she can more easily cope with the tasks assigned to her. It will be good regularly, but it is reasonable to exercise 2–3 times a week, 30-45 minutes will be enough. Avoid also exceeding in the diet of salt and sugar. And to cleanse the liver, you can drink a mixture of vegetable juice of carrots and spinach, 1 glass every day for one month.