Healthy liver is very important to our overall well-being. Here are five tips on how you can help reduce the risk of liver disease through a healthy lifestyle and regular health checks.
1. Healthy Eating
A balanced diet is crucial for liver health – being overweight and obese increases the risk of fatty liver disease. Avoid excessive consumption of high-fat and highly processed foods and sugary drinks. Instead, pack fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, fish, and healthy fats like avocados and nuts on your plate.
2. Reduce alcohol consumption
Excessive alcohol consumption can damage the liver and lead to conditions such as fatty liver, hepatitis and cirrhosis. Limit your alcohol consumption to a minimum or, ideally, avoid it altogether.
3. Drink enough water
The liver is a central metabolic organ in your body and not only absorbs vital nutrients from food, but also helps in the elimination of toxins. Therefore, drink enough water to help the liver detoxify and keep your body hydrated.
4. Regular physical activity
Especially for the function of the liver, it is worth overcoming your weaker self and incorporating physical activities into your everyday life. A mixture of endurance and strength training such as swimming or cycling are particularly good for reducing free fatty acids in the blood and promoting liver function.
5. Regular Tests
Liver diseases cause hardly any pain and the symptoms are often very unspecific. That's why a regular check of your blood and liver values is particularly suitable to be able to react quickly to changes in your liver health.
A test to check your blood levels can help keep your liver healthy. Check out our CoviMedical Home Tests here and learn how you can easily, safely and discreetly test your liver health.