Your body is filled with organs, all important, but let’s be honest, some more so than others. And among the biggest in every body is the liver. Essential for cleaning the blood, eliminating toxins and transforming nutrients into energy, your liver plays a part in just about everything you do in one way or another. So if you were doing something bad too and for your liver, you’d like to know right?
While there are many things we know of that can harm your liver, you may be guilty of doing some others that are just as bad. So with that in mind, allow us to present to you some of the sneakiest ways you are harming your liver.
Not drinking enough water
Have you ever heard that you are supposed to drink 8 cups of water a day? Likely, however, just so we are clear, that is not a real number. Rather, it is near impossible to say how much water a person needs, rather, it is just a safe bet to say they need water. This affects the liver through dehydration, which can impact how effectively your liver can detoxify your body.
Too much sugar
Limiting the amount of sugar we eat and drink is important, however, you may be shocked to learn that is high sugar consumption can lead directly to liver disease. The main culprit is what is known as high fructose corn syrup, and when the body consumes too much, the liver can become overwhelmed and suffer permanent damage.
Too many trans fats
Most people have been warned of the dangers of trans fats, especially those who have high cholesterol. Well, what you may not have known is that there is actually two types of cholesterol, and good and bad, and trans fats go right to working with the bad kind, or LDL.
Being overly stressed
When we experience excessive and prolonged stress, your body is sure to suffer, and a recent study coming out of the University of Edinburgh shows evidence of a link between high levels of psychological stress, like anxiety or depression, and death from liver diseases.
Lack of exercise
Most people think that if they are not obese, they don’t need to worry about exercising. Sorry to break it to you, but that simply isn’t true. When you exercise, pores are open and perspiration is released, and this is an important function to improve the body’s overall ability to detoxify itself.