6 Signs That Our Liver Is Full Of Toxins And Makes Us Gain Weight (and How to Stop It)
The liver is a vital organ because it converts toxins into waste, that the body removes thought feces and urine. This a demanding function because nowadays we live a life full of toxins.
The bad news is that as the time passes by, this organ might become overwhelmed or sluggish.
And that leads to an inability to remove toxins correctly. When that happens, the livers stores the toxins in fat cells, usually around the stomach area.
Fatty Liver Disease
You should know that fatty liver disease occurs due to excess fat in the liver. This important organ, the liver, is actually a naturally fatty organ. Therefore there needs to be some fat at all times.
However, when the fat here counts for more than five percent to ten percent of the total liver weight, that is when the fatty liver disease develops. Bear in mind that there are 2 kinds of fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (1).
The non-alcoholic kin occurs due to non-alcoholic factors, such as genetics or high cholesterol. On the other hand, the alcoholic type occurs due to overindulgence in alcoholic drinks.
Below you will see a few sings which show you that you need to detox your liver (2). Read on to find out more. If you can relate to the sings below, then you need to do something about it.
Six Symptoms Your Liver Is Full of Toxins
You should know that a liver which is healthy makes antibodies that attack allergens. But, when the functioning of the liver decreases, what the body does is that it stores the allergens.
Then the brain responds by making histamine, which is a chemical that marks the stored allergens for removal. An excessive amount of this chemical causes allergy symptoms such as headaches, fogginess, and itchiness.
2. Chronic Fatigue
Toxins actually prevent the metabolism of muscle tissues, and that leads to physical fatigue and ache. Over time, this tiredness might convert into angry outbursts, moodiness, and depression.
3. Bad Breath
In case your hygiene and oral health are good, but you still notice that you have bad breath, you may have an issue with your liver. Consult your doctor about this just to be on safe.
4. Your Acne Won’t Go Away
Bear in mind that toxins ins the liver might lead to hormonal imbalances that in turn can lead to the development of acne.
In case this skin problem occurs due to the sluggish liver, you should know that here external cleansing won’t help and that you need to improve the functioning of your liver.
5. Unexplained Weight Gain
When the lives do not work 100 percent on eliminating toxins, exercising regularly and lowering calories won’t really help because what happens here is that the body stores the toxins into the fat cells.
Also, because the liver should metabolize fat, when it does not work properly, the fat circulates from the gut all the way through the bile and gets back to the liver.
6. Excessive Sweating
When the liver is overworked, its functioning lowers, and the organ becomes hot. Therefore, since it is a big organ, it transfers this heat to rest of the body. Then it tries to cool down through excessive sweating.
How to Deal with Liver Disease
You can treat fatty liver disease with healthy and balanced diet. Also, you should know that in case of fatty liver disease, ginger root, dandelion root, sweet potatoes, and bananas can help.
Below you will see a recipe for a smoothie, which is an excellent way to combine all ingredients.
Recipe for Healthy Smoothie
You can make a smoothie with these ingredients and enjoy the benefits.
- One banana
- Ginger root
- Greek yogurt – one cup
- Dandelion root – 1 tablespoon
- Peanut butter – 2 tablespoons
How to Prepare It
First, chop the banana. In a blender add the chopped banana, Greek yogurt, crushed ginger root, dandelion root, and peanut butter. Blend all ingredients well and serve right away. Feel free to include these ingredients in other ways in your usual diet.
“This recipe is a traditional Grandmother's-Remedy that has been used for hundreds of years. Although there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, our Grandmothers swear by it.”
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