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Boost Your Liver With These Tips

By Brandi Goodman

Your liver is necessary for the process of everything coming and going from your body. An unhealthy liver can lead to malnutrition, infection, decreased cognitive function, and worse. Boost your liver health with the following tips to ensure a long-lasting organ that continues to monitor your well-being.

Avoid Fatty Foods

A fatty liver can quickly lead to liver disease. Eating foods high in fat regularly can cause significant fat on the liver as well. If you're overweight, you already have an increased chance of developing liver problems. Avoid eating fatty foods and work to incorporate a healthier diet. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber options are going to be the most beneficial.

Get More Exercise

Triglycerides within your body get burned for fuel when you exercise. This can lead to a decrease in liver fat. You should aim for 30 minutes per day, incorporating aerobic exercise and strength training moves for the best results. More muscle can help burn fat faster.

Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol quickly works to damage your liver. It destroys cells and is toxic to the body. Avoid alcohol as much as possible, only having a drink or two on a rare occasion. You could develop an alcohol-induced fatty liver if you drink frequently.

Try Natural Remedies First

Many people turn to pain medication as soon as they develop even the slightest ache. Most of these options can cause damage to the liver and other organs with regular use. Try natural remedies first, such as eating foods that fight inflammation or seeing a chiropractor. Pain medication should be a last resort or once-in-a-while option when you're in dire need.

Avoid Smoking

Though complications with the lungs are most often reported with smoking, the liver can be affected as well. After all, the smoke you inhale makes its way through the body, which the liver filters. You can experience liver cell injury at the very least due to the toxins. Avoid smoking and even being around secondhand smoke if you can help it.

Your liver health needs to remain optimal if you want to remain feeling healthy and well. A poorly working liver can cause lots of serious complications for your well-being. Keep these tips in mind and work to incorporate healthier habits so you can boost your liver health and keep it functioning to the best of its abilities. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avon, Ind.

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