Hold the onions! Talk "liver". No, not beef liver, but human liver and its relationship with weight loss. According to the American Liver Foundation, the liver is responsible for the following functions (and more):· To convert the food we eat into stored energy, and chemicals necessary for life and growth;
· To act as a filter to remove alcohol and toxic substances in the blood and convert them into substances that can be excreted from the body;
· To process drugs and medications absorbed from the digestive system, allowing the body to use them effectively and subsequent disposal thereof;
· For the production of major export and body chemicals used by the body, the bile, a greenish-yellow substance essential for the digestion of fats in the small intestine.
If damaged or busy removing contaminants from the body, there is not enough time for it to handle fats we consume. If not treated immediately, excess fat will be stored away until it can be.
The bile produced by the liver is transmitted to the gallbladder, which then releases it to emulsify fats. This means that you must ensure that your liver is not working to eliminate toxins and how your system, and make sure you eat things that will help the liver to work at its maximum efficiency.
In the avoiding toxicity category, here are some simple suggestions:
1. Avoid unnecessary drugs. Drugs are chemical substances and must be removed by the liver. If you do not take them, your liver will not waste time removing them.
2. Avoid drinking alcohol. Your liver will have to work to remove it from your blood.
3. Avoid absorption of chemicals in your body. Wear a mask when using aerosols, rubber gloves when handling liquid chemicals, and never use a solvent for paints painting "clean" or other stickies to your skin.
4. Avoid steroids and other hormones whenever possible.
Regarding consumption, or not, certain foods, here are some guidelines:
1. Eat plenty of fresh fruit, preferably organic ,. Do not eat canned fruit in sugary syrup.
2. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, preferably organic. 3. Reduce (dramatically) the amount of processed carbohydrates (refined), such as pasta, cakes, bread, and most other products in the bakery business.
3. Avoid hydrogenated fats. Margarine, shortening and most oils should be avoided. extra virgin olive oil is an exception to this rule.
4. Avoid dairy products - especially those that can contain hormones and pesticides.
5. Avoid fried fatty foods. Duh ...
6. A reader once asked if lemon squeezed into water would help you lose weight. I read recently that fresh lemon juice helps the liver to produce bile, which is certainly advantageous.
7. Drink aloe vera gel or juice. Aloe Vera helps to cleanse the liver and the liver to remove fat deposits.
8. Eat more fiber. Not only the fiber easily reach the fat and help cleanse the digestive tract, but also helps to sweep toxins from your system, which limits their ability to return to the blood.
Some of these tips may seem redundant or obvious but it is very important to consider in light of your liver, and your ability to metabolize fat. If you do everything you can do for your liver as effective as possible, it will do its best work like a machine in fat removal.