Why you should never ignore your liver

Lifelong detox
October 13, 2016

Why you should never ignore your liver

The liver is very important part of your body. It is the largest solid organ of the body that receives around 1.5 liters of blood per minute. It is responsible for three vital functions in the body, i.e. cleansing, synthesis, and storage.

The liver performs the chemical reactions in the body to remove unwanted toxins and then distribute and store essential nutrients. This process is called “metabolism” that keeps your body working.

Here are few of the reasons that why you should never ignore your liver:

Nutrient processing plant:

The liver is responsible for processing nutrients in your body. When you eat food, it is digested with the help of the digestive system. Then, the blood carries all the nutrients to the liver for processing and the liver cells absorb all the required nutrients and release them as and when needed.

 

Absorbing fats from the food:

The liver is also called the fat processing factory. It helps in breaking down the fats and the compounds. Also, it stores the excess fats by combining fatty acids with glycerol and release them whenever your body needs them.

 

Working on the proteins:

Proteins are the building blocks of life. Proteins, when digested, breaks down as amino acids. The liver cells remove nitrogen, which is highly toxic from the proteins and convert it into urea to be excreted from the body in the form of urine.

Also, it stores excess amino acids in the form of glucose in the body for later use.

 

burger-731298_640Making sure that you stay energetic:

The liver stores glucose from the body in the form of glycogen to maintain healthy sugar level in the body. Whenever, your glucose levels drop during fasting or exercising, etc., the liver converts the glycogen back to glucose to provide sufficient energy to the body.

 


Storage for other vital nutrients:

Just like the liver stores glucose, amino acids and fats for the body for later use, it also stores other essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, copper, vitamin K etc. So, it makes sure you have all the nutrients stored for later use.

 

It is the liver only that makes sure that harmful toxins and substances are removed fast from your body. Some are the by-products of the natural metabolism, but some can be ingested or inhaled due to drugs or alcohol consumption.

It also filters the blood and removes dead cells, bacteria, cholesterol and harmful hormones from the body. All the unwanted stuff from the body are quickly sent to the intestines or the kidneys for disposal or excretion.

Also, the liver produces bile that helps in the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins and flushing out unwanted things from the body. Bile is stored in the gall bladder in your body and can be shifted to intestines as and when required.

If the liver does not function properly, then all the unwanted stuff from the body will not be timely removed. It will increase the chances of blood infection and other problems. So, make sure that you take good care of your liver.

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