The liver stores all the toxins that your body cannot break down, including excess fat. It’s normal for your liver to contain some fat, but if its total weight climbs above 10 percent fat, you can suffer from “fatty liver,” a condition where extra fat builds in the liver cells, which slows liver function and makes you feel sluggish and fatigued.
Think of a fatty liver as a sponge that can’t absorb any more water. When the liver can’t fully metabolize fats circulating in the blood (a full sponge), it begins to store them. Research has shown a direct connection between liver health and the body’s ability to absorb and store fat.
There are many causes of fatty liver. Besides extreme and even moderate weight gain, it can occur from a heavy fatty food diet and excessive alcohol intake.
You can cleanse a fatty liver by cutting out foods that are high fat or contain saturated fat, and replacing them with foods rich in fiber, which binds to bile and helps eliminate fat-soluble toxins.
B vitamins also help to decongest the liver and promote greater fat metabolism, and other cholesterol-fighting substances can make your liver stronger, healthier, and more effective at filtering out excess fat and waste.
Your LIVER Helps You Detox by:
- Isolating the toxins that your body can’t break down
- Cleansing the blood and balancing fat and cholesterol levels
- Producing cholesterol and breaking down harmful chemicals
Your LIVER Needs:
- Vitamins E, B-6 and B-12
- Plant Sterols and Stanols
- Lipoic acid
You Can Help Your LIVER Stay Healthy by:
- Eating more fiber and less saturated fat
- Reducing alcohol consumption
- Adding Liver SKILL© foods, herbs, and spices to your diet