Liver Love? Is that a thing? I don’t know about liver love, but I do know that the liver is a total workhorse. It’s a filter, a director, a storage unit, and a bile production agent. Located in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is the largest solid organ in your body, typically weighing about 3 pounds in an average adult.

The liver is the blood filter for your system. That means EVERYTHING you ingest; is first inspected by the liver. It decides where the product goes and how it gets there. The liver removes toxic items and directs them to be disposed of via urine or feces.

It also makes bile to aid in digestion. The bile helps carry away the waste products that the body no longer needs.

Vitamins and minerals are stored in the liver and delivered out as the body needs them. That helps keep healthy levels of what our body needs ready and available.

Furthermore, the liver provides the body with protein synthesis. That means making sure the body has enough of the right proteins at the right times for digestion.

So taking care of your liver is critical to your overall health.

How can you keep your liver happy?

  1. Eat well, exercise and drink plenty of water.

  2. Smoking and alcohol are hard on your liver!

  3. Don’t share needles, razors or toothbrushes, to reduce risk of virus.

  4. Review your medications with your physician to ensure that all directions are followed. Many medications can be harmful to your liver if used improperly or for a long period of time.

  5. And last, but not least, wash your hands! Virus loads can be harmful in many ways, including for your liver!

Some foods that are good for the liver and others that are less so and should be consumed in moderation.