Liver Inflammation Might Raise the Risk of Heart Diseases: Try these Foods to Keep Your Liver Healthy

The liver plays a pivotal role in regulating various bodily functions, from protein function to blood clotting and cholesterol iron metabolism.

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Liver Inflammation Might Raise the Risk of Heart Diseases: Try these Foods to Keep Your Liver Healthy

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  1. The liver plays a pivotal role in regulating various bodily functions
  2. Inflammation in the liver can play a key role in the accumulation of fat
  3. Inflammatory processes in the liver can elevate cholesterol levels
The liver plays a pivotal role in regulating various bodily functions, from protein function to blood clotting and cholesterol iron metabolism. According to a study published in the journal Cell Reports, inflammation in the liver can play a key role in the accumulation of fat in the arteries, causing blood clots and other cardiovascular conditions. The study showed that the inflammatory processes in the liver can elevate cholesterol levels that are associated with the increased risk of cardiovascular disorders. Increased cholesterol is an important risk factor for atherosclerosis that refers to build up of fat on the artery wall, circulatory disorders, which include diseased vessels, structural problems and blood clots and other complications. Cardiovascular disorders, which play a key role among the long-term complications in people with diabetes accounts for 75 percent of all hospitalisation incidences.

"Even if blood glucose levels are well controlled, some people with diabetes have a higher risk of long-term complications. We wanted to understand the underlying cause for this," said Mauricio Berriel Diaz, Deputy Director at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Germany. The team focused on inflammatory processes that occur in various metabolic disorders like Type 2 diabetes and obesity, contributing to long-term complications.

To maintain a healthy liver and avoid long-term cardiovascular problems, it is imperative to switch to healthy diet. We list down some foods to keep your liver healthy.

1. Lemon

Talk about cleansing your liver and you have to mention lemon. It is high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids that are known to prevent oxidative damage. Eating sour foods help in strengthening the liver function, further eliminating toxic substances in the body.

2. Apples

Apple has the ability to safeguard your body from many diseases. The skin of the apple contains a number of essential nutrients like triterpenoids that are believed to effectively protect your liver cells from any kind of damage.

3. Grapefruit

Grapefruits are a great source of antioxidants and contain enzymes that help the liver in breaking down toxins more efficiently. Adding these superfoods to your daily diet will help your liver function better.

4. Raw Mango

Raw mango is considered to be a detoxifying agent. It is known to increase liver and gall bladder function. Add it to your salads or in chutneys to get all the nutrients in it.

5. Carrots

Carrots are healthy due to the presence of carotenoid, an antioxidant that fights disease-causing free radicals. It also protects your liver by eliminating harmful and toxic substances.

With Inputs from IANS

 

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