How to Boost Liver Health
Getting a grip on your liver health now is always better than later, no matter what your age. It is best to understand these liver health tips now, before coming to the crossroads on curing liver disease. Don’t fret though 'cause you’re not there yet, liver disease can at times take time to manifest so it is just better to snip that in the bud. Do these and you won’t have to worry about liver health again.
Top Pointers for Liver Care
Ditch the hooch. Alcohol abuse can cause scar tissue or swelling on your liver. This is called cirrhosis which can lead to liver failure, and well all the bad stuff that comes after that.
Stop smoking. Period. There's no way around that.
Foods for Your liver
Those who are obese are at a higher risk for liver disease. Having a healthy balanced diet of whole grains, lean meats and healthy fats is key here. Check out our blog’s diet section for more info on finding a diet plan that suits you best. But similar to alcohol, staying away from fatty foods or unhealthy foods can prevent cirrhosis.
Exercise for Your Liver
Now coupling a great diet with exercise is the blue ribbon winner to great liver health. Ayurveda best prescribes yoga as the go-to choice for mental clarity and physical exuberance, but just moving yourself is key. Even if you aren’t used to regular exercise.
Prescription medication, for that matter, can have substances which can damage your liver. A lot of these come with labels list the ingredients, or come with liver cautions. But you may not even know you’re taking them such as those found in cold and flu medications. Some of these substances are also found in heavy duty prescription pain meds.
This is where Ayurveda can come in, most Ayurvedic medicines and supplements are side effect-free and liver friendly. There are however, certain herbs that can negatively affect the liver, but they aren’t common in Ayurvedic medicine. It is best to consult our doctors if you are unsure.
Give these simple changes a try and practice these yoga moves below for a healthier liver.