The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly. Weighing about 3 pounds, the liver is reddish-brown in color and feels rubbery to the touch. Normally you can’t feel the liver, because it’s protected by the rib cage.
This organ performs lots of important body functions and you need to take care about your liver condition. According to experts there are over hundred different types of liver diseases. Liver diseases can ne in a form of alcoholic issue, hepatitis, fatty liver issues and cirrhosis of the liver. In order to take care of your liver you need to learn how to recognize the early signs of liver damaging or disease. It can be pretty much difficult because they tend to be easily overlooked and non-specific comparing with other health conditions.
Here is a list of warning signs of liver damaging:
- Chronic muscle and joint pain
- Acne and other skin conditions
- Gases, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation
- Hormonal imbalance
- Increased weight
- Chronic fatigue
- Anxiety and depression
- Improper digestion
If you notice some of these symptoms immediately seek for medical treatment. You also have liver problems if you find difficult to lose weight. How you can help yourself to improve the liver health? For start you should take care what you eat and drink. Also you should make changes with your lifestyle. These tips will help you to improve your liver’s function and maintain a healthy organ:
- Drink enough water
- Try to avoid processed foods. Include organic food in your diet which do not have too much sodium or toxic chemicals.
- Include whole grains, animal and plant proteins, fermented foods, healthy fats, nuts and seeds in your eating regimen.
- Try to avoid inflammatory vegetable oils such as: canola, corn, soybeans, vegetable oil cottonseed, safflower or sunflower
- Start consuming healthy fats
- Avoid eating refined sugar products
- Include fibers in your diet like: whole grains, chia seeds, artichokes, avocados, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, etc.
- Reduce the fructose consumption to 20 g per day.