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Foods that are bad for your liver

Published on Jul 03, 2022 08:38 PM IST
  • An overdose of fruits, eating bread on a regular basis and drinking alcohol can cause damage to your liver. Here are 5 foods that are bad for your liver.
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"Your liver is responsible for over 500 functions in the body. This makes it essential for us to build a healthy and clean liver. Whether it's fatty liver, thyroid imbalances, stubborn fat, or skin and hair issues, your liver is responsible. When your liver functions are compromised, these can be stalled too," says Luke Coutinho, Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle – Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine, Founder of You Care - All about YOU.(Getty Images/iStockphoto) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 03, 2022 08:38 PM IST

"Your liver is responsible for over 500 functions in the body. This makes it essential for us to build a healthy and clean liver. Whether it's fatty liver, thyroid imbalances, stubborn fat, or skin and hair issues, your liver is responsible. When your liver functions are compromised, these can be stalled too," says Luke Coutinho, Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle – Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine, Founder of You Care - All about YOU.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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An overdose of fruits: Anything in excess can be bad for us, including fruits. The seemingly harmless habit of having fruit bowls, fruit platters, and fruit fast is an immense fructose load for the liver, and one of the leading causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Eat 1-2 fruits a day, whole and well-spaced out. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 03, 2022 08:38 PM IST

An overdose of fruits: Anything in excess can be bad for us, including fruits. The seemingly harmless habit of having fruit bowls, fruit platters, and fruit fast is an immense fructose load for the liver, and one of the leading causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Eat 1-2 fruits a day, whole and well-spaced out.

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Aerated beverages: It's not really the beverage but the overdose of sugar even one can of soda give, that too refined sugar. Sugar is also inflammatory in nature, and a burden for your liver to metabolize and process. Another cause of fatty liver.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 03, 2022 08:38 PM IST

Aerated beverages: It's not really the beverage but the overdose of sugar even one can of soda give, that too refined sugar. Sugar is also inflammatory in nature, and a burden for your liver to metabolize and process. Another cause of fatty liver.(Pixabay)

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Bread and other baked products: All the commercial bread available today, whether it's simply white bread or a fancy garlic baguette, is made with refined sugar, flour, and pro-inflammatory ingredients like palm oil, trans fat, and so on. These are liver enemies. Switch to better quality bread, that is from artisanal bakers or bakeries, and is made from whole grains and safer sources of fat expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 03, 2022 08:38 PM IST

Bread and other baked products: All the commercial bread available today, whether it's simply white bread or a fancy garlic baguette, is made with refined sugar, flour, and pro-inflammatory ingredients like palm oil, trans fat, and so on. These are liver enemies. Switch to better quality bread, that is from artisanal bakers or bakeries, and is made from whole grains and safer sources of fat

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Processed and cured meats: It's the salt, preservatives, and nitrates here. Once in a while indulgence of salami, bacon or sausage is fine, and your liver is designed to deal with it because it is very resilient, but regular consumption can put pressure on your liver. Scientific research too states that high red and processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 03, 2022 08:38 PM IST

Processed and cured meats: It's the salt, preservatives, and nitrates here. Once in a while indulgence of salami, bacon or sausage is fine, and your liver is designed to deal with it because it is very resilient, but regular consumption can put pressure on your liver. Scientific research too states that high red and processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(Shutterstock)

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Binge drinking alcoholic beverages: You might enjoy the high that comes with alcohol consumption, but what you're unaware of is the fact that if you did not have a liver, you would die because of alcohol toxicity. Your liver offers filtration support so your body can effectively metabolize the alcohol and filter out the toxins. Our body can handle a one-off or two drinks once in a while. It is binge drinking or drinking like “there is no tomorrow” that can mess up your liver health. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 03, 2022 08:38 PM IST

Binge drinking alcoholic beverages: You might enjoy the high that comes with alcohol consumption, but what you're unaware of is the fact that if you did not have a liver, you would die because of alcohol toxicity. Your liver offers filtration support so your body can effectively metabolize the alcohol and filter out the toxins. Our body can handle a one-off or two drinks once in a while. It is binge drinking or drinking like “there is no tomorrow” that can mess up your liver health.

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