The liver is one of the most amazing organs we have. Aside from its super healing powers, it’s the body’s main detoxifier and the second largest organ in the body (second only to the skin).
Taking care of your liver can provide a multitude of benefits, such as improved immune response and improved digestion. On the flip side, an unhealthy liver can lead to many problems and may result in symptoms such as lack of energy, brain fog, difficulty with weight loss, mood swings, and poor digestion.
If you think it’s time to start taking better care of one of the most important and powerful organs you have, try some of the following tips:Limit or Avoid: Alcohol, Sugar, Pesticides and Harsh Chemicals
Alcohol - It’s a well-known fact that alcohol damages the liver. If you want to live a lifestyle your liver will love, eliminate or reduce your intake of alcohol to an average of one drink per day.
Sugar - Though the research is mixed on this particular topic, many doctors believe that sugar is toxic to the body. According to Dr. Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco, high sugar intake has been "linked to changes in metabolism, increased blood pressure, liver damage and interference with hormone signaling."
Pesticides and other nasty chemicals - Chemicals that are toxic to pests are toxic to your body. They not only make your liver work overtime, they can also cause long-term damage. Though it’s impossible to live completely toxin free, reducing your intake of (or exposure to) these poisons will be extremely beneficial to your liver and overall health. It’s best to choose organic when possible.