We’re all born with time on our hands. Some people have more than others and we can’t know for sure how much time we have left on this beautiful planet. That’s just one (if not the most important) reason to stay healthy – so you can have more time to spend with your loved ones and enjoy every second.
It’s tricky to stay healthy, but if you keep track of some key elements in your body, you’ll have as much time as you need to enjoy life. For example, one extremely important organ in your body, the liver needs to be healthy at all times.
Why is liver health so important?
Your liver is one of your body’s key players in the digestive system. All you eat and drink passes through your liver so you should make it a top priority to treat it right. Situated under your lower ribcage, your liver has several roles, extremely important:
- it stores sugar (glucose) giving you a quick boost of energy when needed.
- it cleans your blood by getting rid of harmful chemicals.
- it secrets a liquid called bile which breaks down fat from food.
How to care for your liver?
It’s important to realize that to care for your liver and boost its health is more than avoiding what you think it’s bad for it. Here are some things you can to to keep your liver healthy:
- Exercise and keep a healthy diet.
- Avoid drinking too much alcohol as it can damage liver cells.
- Be careful when taking medication, some of them like cholesterol drugs can hurt your liver if you take them too much.
- Research and learn how to protect yourself from hepatitis as it will severely damage your liver.
- If you work with dangerous materials, don’t breathe in toxins.
- Choose the right liver health supplement!
Plants and Herbs that keep your liver healthy
The main purpose of supplements based on plants and herbs is to help with your liver health. They’re not wonder drugs but will surely help you maintain a healthy liver. Below are some of the most researched and most effective plants and herbs that keep your liver healthy.
Supplements using artichoke leaf and root extract contain sesquiterpene lactone cynaropicrin (bitter taste but it contains inulin) and cynarin (antioxidant). Both substances are known for their liver protective purpose. Artichoke is also used for indigestion and lowering your sugar levels.
This shrub with berries originates from Europe and North America. Being related to the blueberries, their fruit and leaves contain anthocyanosides (tonic effect on blood vessels), vitamins A, B and C and more. Bilberry helps your liver when it’s facing stress-induced damage.
This exotic plant can be found in South America, Mexico, the Caribbean but it can also grow in Texas or Florida. It has a garlic-like odor and equally powerful therapeutic benefits. The plant contains tannis and other substances with beneficial properties, tannis are also found in berries or fruits and they are strong antioxidants. Besides tannis, anamu also contains dibenzyl trisulfide.
The roots of this plant are recognized by the Department of Chemistry of New York’s State University at Albany to have strong resistance to bacteria and fungus. Anamu is also used for fighting certain viruses and detoxification. At the University of Illinois at Chicago they evaluated over 1400 plant extracts to find out which one can help fight cancer. Anamu was one of the top 34 plants identified with active properties against cancer. Anamu is not recommended for pregnant women.
Red Spurge Tree
Found in Tropical regions such as Hawaii, Mexico, Africa and the Caribbean, this tree has been the main point of interest at the College of Pharmacy of Saudi Arabia’s King Saud University. They have discovered that red spurge tree leaves inhibit the growth of liver cancer.
The avocado is not just a delicious food, it also has many health benefits. Found in Central and South America, the avocado may help to protect liver from damages, according to a study performed in Japan.
If you’re careful and keep your liver healthy, it will take care of you in return. Not keeping track of your liver’s current health state can have strong repercussions on your day-to-day activities and well-being.
Avoiding “what’s bad” isn’t enough to protect your liver. Consider adopting a healthy lifestyle.
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