I drink alcohol every weekend do you think there is something to worry in my liver? And how can I maintain it healthiness without altering my drinking habits.
Alcoholic beverages can produce many health difficulties. Not drinking responsibly can damage or destroy liver cells and scar your liver. Talk to your doctor regarding what amount of alcohol is right for you. You may be advised to drink alcohol only in moderation or to totally quit for it.
More ways to maintain your liver healthy:
1. Normal weight. If you’re obese or even somewhat overweight, you’re in danger of having a fatty liver that can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), one of the fastest growing forms of liver disease. Weight loss can play an important part in helping to reduce liver fat.
2. Balanced diet. Avoid high calorie-meals, saturated fat, refined carbohydrates (such as white bread, white rice and regular pasta) and sugars. Don’t eat raw or undercooked shellfish. For a well-adjusted diet, eat fiber, which you can obtain from fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads, rice and cereals. Also eat meat (but limit the amount of red meat), dairy (low-fat milk and small amounts of cheese) and fats (the “good” fats that are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated such as vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and fish). Hydration is essential, so drink a lot of water.
3. Exercise. When you exercise consistently, it helps to burn triglycerides for fuel and can also reduce liver fat.
4. Elude toxins. Toxins can injure liver cells. Limit direct contact with toxins from cleaning and aerosol products, insecticides, chemicals, and additives. When you do use aerosols, make sure the room is ventilated, and wear a mask. Don’t smoke.