How to take better care of your liver

Posted at 5:52 PM, Oct 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-18 17:52:14-04

The American Liver Foundation offers some tips on how to better take care of your liver:

  • Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly help the liver to work well.  Eating an unhealthy diet can lead to liver disease.
  • Eat foods from all the food groups: grains, protein, dairy, fruits, vegetables, and fats.
  • Eat foods that have a lot of fiber such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads, rice and cereals.
  • Follow dosing instructions when taking medications. Taking too much or the wrong type of medication can be harmful to the liver. Mixing medications can be harmful as well.
  • Limit the Amount of Alcohol You Drink. Alcohol can damage or destroy liver cells.
  • Limit direct contact with toxins from cleaning and aerosol products, insecticides, chemicals, and additives in cigarettes.
  • Do not smoke.

To learn more about liver awareness month and how to take better care of your liver visit the American Liver Foundation website.