Without doubt, your diet goes a long way to dictating the health of your liver. If you eat a lot of high fat, high sugar, processed foods, drink alcohol regularly, or consume caffeine daily – over time your liver can become stressed, fatigued and over-burdened.
The most common signs of an overworked liver include:
- Indigestion following a meal (especially if the meal is high in fat)
- Poor skin (due to toxic overload)
- Digestive discomfort (including nausea, flatulence and foul odours from poorly digested food matter fermenting in your digestive tract)
- Bad breath (which is also a sign you are not digesting your food properly
- long lasting hangovers, experienced from over-indulging (be it in alcohol, sugar laden foods or fatty foods)
Interestingly, the liver is the only organ in the body that regenerates itself, meaning if you have a portion of your liver that has been damaged by an unhealthy lifestyle your body can heal and regrow healthy tissue to replace the damaged portions. By giving your liver a break (especially following particularly indulgent times like Christmas and New Year’s), and excluding toxic nutrients (such as sugar and alcohol), you re-charge the organ, allowing it to restore itself to good …