World Liver Day 2019: Healthy Ayurveda foods to detox liver and keep it healthy
World Liver Day is observed on 19th April every year to build awareness and understanding how important liver is for our body and how liver diseases can be treated or managed efficiently. Considering how instrumental the health of our liver is for the well-being of our body, it is extremely important that we take care of it. It is critical that we regularly detox our liver to keep it healthy and fighting fit. If toxins build up in the liver it can lead to sensitivity to allergens, cholesterol issues, digestive problems or fatigue. A good diet and active lifestyle with enough physical movements helps a great deal in keeping liver healthy. Ayurveda recommendations and practices help in taking care of our liver health, avoid ailments or damage and recover from ailments.
Liver is the engine of our body, but how many times do we pay attention to keeping it healthy? Our liver plays an important role in digesting, metabolising and manufacturing essential compounds. Liver also has to do the following jobs:
- Keeping the blood pure – our liver has the duty to convert clear plasma to blood and keeping the blood pure by scanning and identifying toxins in plasma. Then, it prevents toxins from entering the blood. If our liver fails to do this, our blood and skin gets adversely affected. This leads to skin breakouts, acne, dryness and irritation.
- Digesting fatty acids – liver secretes bile, which breaks down and helps in digesting fatty acids.
- Produces blood-clotting factors – liver produces blood-clotting factors and at the same time creates protective elements that keep blood clots from blocking the circulatory system.
- Converts sugar into glycogen – liver is responsible for converting sugar into glycogen and storing it for use by the muscles in form of glucose energy.
- Stores Iron, Copper and Vitamins – liver stores valuable nutrients like iron, copper and vtamins A, D and B12, which are all very valuable for human health.
Following the golden rule of ‘prevention is better than cure’, Ayurveda recommends adopting a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet including fruits, vegetables, dairy products, grains proteins and fats for a healthier liver