We all know that the liver is the largest organ in our body. Being the largest it obviously comes with a lot of responsibilities and functions.
While our organs do all they can for us to live a risk free and easy life, do we play our part by trying to the same for our own organs ?
Well , its never too late to start a new practice and realise its benefits.
The three main functions of the liver are :
- It cleanses the blood
- It produces an important digestive fluid known as bile
- It stores energy in the form of a sugar known as glycogen.
- Taking the active ingredients from medicines and breaking them down ( relieving your body ache ! )
That’s not all , it also plays a vital role in the making of ‘cholesterol’.
This ‘cholesterol’ term might make you think of it as a villain , but that is not true , our bodies do in fact need a certain level of it for proper functioning.
Now that we somewhat know what our liver does for us. Its time to start caring for it to prevent any damage.
What can one do for it ?
The easiest way you can care for your liver is by living a healthy lifestyle.
A healthy lifestyle does not only mean eating healthy or consuming superfoods. It is a balance of :
- being active ,
- eating right and
- sleeping well.
Ayurvedic texts , backed by scientific experiments show us that bitter tasting and cooling herbs such as :
- Bitter gourd (Karela)
- Aloe vera
Are used for boosting liver health as well as protection of liver .
Foods that rich in antioxidants and healthy fats are also beneficial in boosting liver health. A few of them are :
- Berries (blueberries , cranberries etc.)
- Green vegetables
- Fatty fish
Fact : Liver of many animals is consumed worldwide because of it high nutritional content of significant amounts of Vitamin A , folate , iron , protein etc.