Be forewarned that a diet consisting of plenty of fatty foods can lead to liver disease. An unhealthy diet causes the liver to work harder and can damage it beyond repair. Once damaged, diet restrictions have to strictly followed so as not to worsen the condition of the liver. For severely damaged livers, dialysis can take over liver functions but only on a short term basis. Eventually, even dialysis would not sufficiently sustain the body’s needs leading to the subsequent collapse of all other body functions. Suffice it to say that a sick liver has fatal results.
The liver, the second largest organ in the human body, is responsible for many body functions. It synthesizes proteins, decomposes red blood cells, detoxifies the blood, and produces bile that aid digestion. Without the liver, normal vital function is an impossibility. It is thus essential for one to give utmost importance to keeping one’s liver healthy.
The best way to keep your liver healthy and functioning well is to eat a healthy diet. Here are some guidelines on what your diet should be like:
Eat food from all the food groups.
- Each meal should include grains, proteins, dairy, fruits, vegetables and fat.
- Choose foods that are rich in fiber such as whole grain bread, rice and cereals.
- Always include fresh fruits and vegetables in every meal.
Do remember that a healthy diet must be coupled with regular exercise. Maintaining your ideal body weight by eating the right kind of food (and not by starving yourself to your dream waistline) and keeping physically fit would definitely make for a healthy liver and a longer, happier life.