It’s probably safe to say that you and your liver are not on the best of terms, despite the fact that you have promised to give up the booze and drugs and start working towards repairing the extensive damage you have undeniably done to the relationship. Your liver is probably signing and rolling its eyes, saying to itself, “I’ve heard that before.” If you are serious about recovery, it is time to prove to your liver (and to yourself) that you mean business, and boost liver health significantly following these five simple guidelines.
Boost Liver Health
Incorporating weekly exercise into your routine will help your entire body function properly – and work to flush all of the accumulated toxins out of your liver.
- Practice Safe Sex
One of the best things you can do for your liver is protect it from sexually transmitted diseases such as Hepatitis B and C. What many individuals do not know about liver health is that is directly correlated to sexual wellness, and can optimized by engaging in safe sexual activity.
- Eat Well
Carrots, beets, and ground flax seeds all promote liver health. Incorporate liver-boosting nutrients into your diet by eating raw produce more often, and supplementing your daily intake with additional vitamins. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and other natural whole foods will do your entire body – including your liver – good.
- Quit Smoking
Your liver has worked hard for years, desperately attempting to flush out the toxins you polluted your body with on a daily basis. And while it is extremely common for those in recovery to take up, increase, or merely continue smoking, cigarettes can do harm to your liver as well. And what with the New Year coming up, this is as good a time as any to quit!
- Lose That Extra Poundage
Just as some may gain the “Freshman 15” in their first year of college, many newly sober addicts and alcoholics will gain ample weight once they commit to ceasing use or drugs and alcohol. This is often a good thing, though a little too much extra weight is also fairly prevalent. Be sure to exercise regularly to keep your body at a healthy weight – this will do your liver good in the long run.