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Oct 28

Why The Liver Is Crucial For Optimum Health

Most people accept that the liver is a vital organ, but it does a lot more than keep your body healthy after a big night out. In truth, it is an integral body part that has a huge role to play in many aspects of your daily life, which is why you need to make sure you are caring for it.

  • What does the liver do?

The liver is responsible for many bodily functions. It produces bile to help break down fats and nutrients during digestion and creates immune factors to help your body fight off infections and speed up your recovery from minor illnesses. It also helps regulate your hormones, and it filters the blood.

It is also where glucose is converted into glycogen to give you energy. As such, a healthy liver will increase vitality, energy, and provide a platform for the entire body to perform better than ever.

  • Maintaining a healthy liver

While the liver is an incredible organ, it’s worth noting that it is an organ that will often suffer in silence. This means that symptoms of liver damage will often go unnoticed until they become quite severe. With this in mind, prevention is always the best form of protection.

There are a number of ways to keep your liver in good health, including;

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Reduce your alcohol intake.
  • Be clean. Bacteria can quickly lead to problems for the liver, so always wash your hands after handling dirty items.
  • Limit your exposure to toxins in cleaning products and similar products.
  • Avoid smoking
  • Stay hydrated

Ensuring you are meeting your nutritional needs is also important. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruit all have a positive impact on your liver health. If you find it hard to get your daily dose of fruit and vegetables, a daily health supplement is a great option for you.

Vital All In One vitamin powder, by Vital Everyday, is a liver support supplement that is filled with antioxidants and minerals which can help support liver function. To see our full range of everyday supplement powder, browse our online store.

Sources:

http://naturallysavvy.com/care/the-importance-of-a-healthy-liver

http://loveyourliver.com.au/why-is-it-important/

https://www.liver-health.org/why-is-the-liver-important

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ConditionsAndTreatments/liver

About The Author

Stephen Sprada (ND BDM MAHSc) Shane Sullivan (ND BDM Dip Ac)