How to have better liver health

Do these two things to have better liver health

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is a very common liver disorder.

In the disease, excess fat is accumulated in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol.

Recently, experts from Michigan Medicine’s liver transplantation program, provide tips to prevent NAFLD and improve liver health.

According to Robert Fontana, M.D., a hepatologist and the medical director, people can do two things in their daily life to have a healthy liver.

First, eating a healthy diet.

It is important to cut foods high in carbohydrates and calories because they can lead to more fat stored in the liver.

It is good to do grocery shopping three times weekly for fresh foods and avoid vending machines.

People should also avoid high-fat western diets that could lead to liver inflammation.

In addition, one should avoid alcohol because it can harm the liver especially if s/he has pre-existing liver disease.

The researcher also suggests that people should avoid herbal and dietary supplement.

Currently, there is no clear medical evidence showing that these dietary supplements can help make their lives healthier.

In fact, over-the-counter herbal and dietary supplements may cause drug-induced liver injury.

Second, having enough physical activity.

Previous research has shown that aerobic exercise could help burn carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. This could make the liver process them more efficiently.

Currently, guidelines suggest people should do exercises two to three times a week and be dedicated to it. Sometimes, people may need a coach to help them achieve their goal.

This can bring long-term health benefits to the liver.

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