World Liver Day 2018: Diet to follow to avoid liver ailments

Cleansing the liver that is functioning constantly to remove toxins from the body is essential. Here some essential food items that detoxifies liver

World Liver Day celebrates healthy lifestyle for a healthy liver and the day  is used to spread awareness towards the health of liver. Liver is the biggest and the most important organ of our body and  liver ailments should be treated and managed efficiently. As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), liver diseases are steadily increasing over the years. Liver disease is the tenth most common cause of fatality in India. Liver makes for an important organ in a human body and is the second largest organ that plays a crucial role in our body`s digestive system.

World Liver Day 2018: How does the liver function?

Liver performs the mammoth task of filtering the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also tends to detoxify chemicals and metabolises drugs.

While doing so, it secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines.

Liver helps fight various infections, removes toxins, controls cholesterol and regulates blood sugar.

Cleansing the liver that is functioning constantly to remove toxins from the body is essential We suggest some foods that may help cleanse the liver naturally.

1. Apples

Apples are high in antioxidant content that are great for detoxifying the liver and protecting it from various ailments.

2. Green tea

Green tea consists of plant based antioxidants known as catechins, the compounds that are said to assist liver function and eliminate liver fat accumulation.

3. Garlic

Garlic contains sulphur compounds that are essential for supporting the liver, further activating enzymes that are responsible for flushing out toxins and waste from the body.

4. Cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, spinach and lettuce contain vitamins A, C and K along with calcium and other antioxidants that help in flushing out the toxins that help reduce the risk of liver disease.

5. Walnut

Walnuts are known to be an excellent source of amino acid called arginine that support liver cleansing. These nuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that support liver detoxification.

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