A healthy diet is crucial for every organ to stay healthy and perform its functions properly. This is essential to reach old age without major aches or pains. In addition, an appropriate diet is known to help prevent obesity or overweight.
In addition, a healthy diet significantly benefits an organ such as the liver. The liver is a very important organ for the human body. In fact, it’s second only to skin. One of its main functions is to produce a substance called bile, which aids in digestion.
“The liver is located in the upper right part of the abdominal cavity, below the diaphragm and above the stomach, right kidney and intestines. The liver is a reddish-brown organ with multiple functions. The liver consists of two main lobes consisting of 8 segments. The segments are made up of thousands of lobules (small lobes),” explains Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.
“The liver regulates most chemicals in the blood and secretes a product called bile, which helps break down fats and prepares them for subsequent digestion and absorption. All blood that leaves the stomach and intestines passes through the liver. The liver processes this blood, separating its components, balancing them and producing nutrients that the body can use. It also metabolizes medications present in the blood, making them easier for the body to utilize,” the website adds.
When a person eats an unhealthy diet, the liver is usually one of the organs that suffers the most. In fact, diseases such as; Liver cancer, various types of hepatitis and fatty liver disease.
The latter, fatty liver disease, affects thousands of people in Colombia and in different parts of the world. As the name suggests, it is a disease caused by excess fat in the liver cells. It causes weight loss, nausea, weakness, itching and yellowing of the skin.
It is appropriate to emphasize that there are some foods in particular that significantly increase the likelihood of developing such a common disease as fatty liver disease. According to Harvard, it’s all about sugary drinks.
Foods that cause fatty liver disease
“Sodas containing high fructose corn syrup or other sugary drinks directly lead to a sharp increase in liver fat deposits, regardless of total calorie intake,” reports the digital platform Urgente 24.
It is therefore crucial to limit or limit the consumption of these foods because, in addition to causing fatty liver disease, they also increase the risk of developing a disease such as diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease. It is caused by very high blood sugar levels. Glucose levels rise due to excessive intake of sugary foods or products.