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LIVER

- Liver is a dark reddish-brown organ,

  shaped  like a cone located in the 

  upper right part of the abdomen

- Weighing approximately 3 pounds,

  it does crucial functions including

  metabolism, detoxification and

  storage of essential nutrients

- This helps in regulating
  overall health and well-being
  of human body

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How is it harmed?

Even though liver is resilient,
it can be harmed by a few factors: 

Out of these,

the most prevalent causes are our
diet, and our lifestyle

NAFLD- Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
is a spectrum of diseases that starts
with the accumulation of fat in liver.

 

When the calories intake is higher than
that of output calories, the additional calories
get stored in the liver as fat.

When goes unnoticed it causes scarring
and can lead to severe complications.

STAGES OF LIVER DAMAGE

Based on recent researches, it is found that

 

3 to 4 people
out of 10 have
NAFLD

and the estimate is projected to
reach 55% by 2040

 

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Why is it serious?

NAFLD is often associated with:

 

Metabolic diseases like obesity

 

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)

 

and hypertension

However,
major challenge is that
NAFLD doesn’t show any
symptoms in the early stages
- precisely when NAFLD
can be reversed.

PREVENTING
FATTY LIVER

Dietary modifications and lifestyle changes
are the best way to prevent fatty liver.

Following are the recommendations,
that show the list of items to avoid
and to take for the prevention of fatty liver.

FOOD GROUPS TO AVOID

High-sugar foods

Sugary beverages

Processed snacks

Fried foods

Fatty cuts of meat

Alcohol

Refined grains

FOOD GROUPS TO TAKE

Fruits
Whole fruits over fruit juices,
different varieties

Vegetables
Non-starchy vegetables;
including leafy vegetables

Whole grains
Whole grains like
brown rice, quinoa, oats

Lean proteins
lean sources like
chicken, fish, tofu

Healthy fats
Sources like nuts, seeds,
avocados, olive oil

Dairy or alternatives
Low-fat or non-fat
options like yogurt, milk

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Let's extend the life of the liver,
by not missing it!

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