We all know that alcohol damages the liver as well as the fact that everything we consume goes through the liver. Alcohol overloads this extremely important organ.
Many are not aware that except alcohol there is another enemy to the liver even though it causes nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
To everyone surprise this disease is becoming number one cause for liver failure and appears due to fat accumulation in the liver.
The fat in the liver accumulates as your waistline starts to grow and sugar is the main reason.
Sugar and the liver
Along with diabetes and obesity, 30% of Americans suffer from NAFLD and the number is still growing. Opposed to many people’s believe excess weight has negative impact on the liver. In a study conveyed on individuals who had more than 1000 calories intake from sugary foods during a period of three weeks, was found that the participants gained only 2% body fat but the liver fat was increased by 27%. From this we can conclude that our diet can affect the liver and it can be damaged quite quickly.
With time this fat accumulation can lead to fibrosis, which later turns into cirrhosis –scarring of the liver. Cirrhosis is actually a damaged liver which can’t be repaired any more. Try to preserve your liver as fatty liver also makes you prone to type-2 diabetes.
To conclude-if you think that your liver is healthy because you don’t drink, think twice because impropriate diet can lead to liver failure.
Sugar and your body
It is proven that sugar not only affects the liver but also has a number of negative impacts on the whole body as:
- Tensed blood vessels
- Sugar addiction
- Increased risk of type-2 diabetes
- Worsened bad cholesterol
- Skin damages
- Weight gain
- Increased risk of heart disease and stroke
- Drained energy
- Increased appetite
Now when you know how bad sugar is, try to limit the amount you consume.
How to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
If you are worried about your liver you can try to make it healthier. Studies have shown that the first step toward healthy liver is to start losing weight so the fat accumulated in the liver would reduce. Read about a few tips how to prevent NFLD
- Reduce your sugar intake.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
Change your lifestyle to keep your body organs healthy. Liver is an organ which is able to regenerate but if the damage is too severe can lead to cirrhosis – a liver disease that is incurable. That is why you need to protect your liver until is too late.