As far as I’m concerned, this amazing organ has more than earned its name, which derives from an Old English word for “life.”
Beneath your rib cage, lies your liver, the largest of your internal organs and one of the most vital.
Your liver is responsible for an astonishing variety of life-sustaining and health-promoting tasks.
It is quite a multi-tasker, performing over 500 functions.
Integral to countless metabolic processes, the liver supports the digestive system, controls blood sugar and regulates fat storage. It stores and mobilizes energy, and produces more proteins than any other organ in the body. The liver also stocks essential vitamins a nutrients, just like your local vitamin shop!
Our livers look out for our safely well being by helping our immune system fight infections, remove bacteria and toxins from the blood.
Think of your liver like your own personal filtering system: Suck in the bad and spit out the good.
A well-functioning liver works as our bodies’ fat-burning organ. It converts nutrients from the food we eat into essential blood components, storing vitamins and minerals and producing proteins and enzymes to maintain hormone balances in our bodies.
Whether you’re trying to drop unwanted pounds, clear up your skin, increase energy, improve your mood, or flush out unwelcome toxins, you need a healthy liver to make it happen.
There’s a lot your liver does for you on a daily basis, so show it some love.
In this week’s article learn what damages your liver, which toxins to avoid, and what you can do to keep this overachieving organ in optimal shape.