6 Ways Your Liver Is Important for More Than Just Drinking - Zaca

6 Ways Your Liver Is Important for More Than Just Drinking

liver health for more than drinking alcoholWhat Many Don't Know What Amazing Things Their Liver Does

We all know our liver plays a big role  in those nights out on town.  One too many drinks and many wish they could supercharge their liver for the dreaded hangover.  Well, the good news is you can, but we'll get to that later in this blog.  What most people don't know is how vital the health of your liver is to the rest of your body, arguably just as important as your heart and brain.
  1. Keeping You Energized Carbs are key to energy.  Once they are broken down in your gastrointestinal tract into glucose, and then straight to your liver.  The liver maintains healthy levels and regulates, as well as storing excess glucose.
  2. Immunity As an organ of the immune system, the liver helps the function of Kupffer cells. Kupffer cells play an important role of capturing and digesting parasites, bacteria, worn-out blood cells, and parasites.
  3. A Vitamin Store For Your Body Just like glycogen storage for energy, your liver stores many of the bodies essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B12, A, D, E, K, iron and copper.
  4. Aid Digestion Through the production of bile the liver plays an active role in digestion. Bile helps to aid absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins, and also flush out unwanted substances.
  5. Metabolism Support Hepatocytes of the liver have many of the metabolic jobs that support cells throughout the body. The liver is responsible for metabolizing lipids, proteins and carbohydrates into biologically useful materials for the body.
  6. Detoxification Hub The liver essentially acts as a monitor and remover of toxic substances in the body including waste products, hormones, drugs, pharmaceuticals and other toxins.  Yes, this is the part that plays a big role in alcohol detox too.
Now onto how you can supercharge your liver.  As you can see from the importance of your liver, this is far more beneficial than to just your next night out.  There are particular ingredients almost like superfoods for your liver.  We won't go into detail other than listing them, as we've written on each individually in which you can click the links.  Drum-roll, the three of the most powerful ones are... Prickly Pear, Milk Thistle and Japanese Raisin. References: http://www.innerbody.com/image_digeov/card10-new2.html http://www.loveyourliver.com.au/your-liver/what-makes-it-so-important http://www.loveyourliver.com.au/your-liver/where-it-is-and-what-it-does
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