The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It is responsible for removing and neutralizing toxins and germs from the blood, promoting digestion, maintaining hormone balance, regulating blood sugar levels, and making proteins that regulate blood clotting.
Cumulative liver stress caused by toxins, poor diet, or disease inevitably lead to irreversible liver damage and death. The first stage is a condition known as fatty liver in which fat deposits accumulate and poison the liver. It has been estimated that 5 percent of the general population and 25 percent of patients with obesity and diabetes suffer from fatty liver.
There are two types of fatty liver disease: alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is also possible to get fatty liver disease due to pregnancy.
The primary treatment for fatty liver disease is making changes in diet and exercise, although some people may need to see a doctor for further treatment.
Oh my gosh, nutrition and diet info is everywhere!
And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right?
Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it’s certainly not the holy grail of health.
Let’s focus a bit more on the often overlooked (and proven) benefits of what you eat and drink and how you eat and drink it.