It in addition to it serves to dispose off the waste from the body, helps filter blood of impurities and acts as a chemical power plant of the body to keep it healthy and going. It helps destroy poisonous substances, helps you absorb what you eat and even removes microbes from the blood stream.
Food is the raw material that is fed into this power plant and it is the most vital source to keep it working. If the diet intake is improper, then the liver will not function effectively to produce the right quantity of energy for the body and all the other functions of the liver will also get hampered. Hence it is important that the diet be appropriate and improve liver health.
First important component of the diet is protein. To determine how much do you need every day, divide your weight in pounds into half. The result is the number of grams of proteins you need for a balanced diet. If the protein consumption is higher than required, then the excess gets accumulated creating toxins that even cause hepatic encelopathy, the medical term for mental confusion and also increases the work of the liver.
Excess consumption of calories in the form of carbohydrates causes fat layers to deposit in the liver and causes its functions to be hampered. 15 calories per pound of weight will help you determine your daily needs. So count those calories not just for your heart, there is more at stake.
Excess consumption of vitamins in the diet, especially vitamins A and D, are toxic to the liver. They cause additional burden on the functioning as well as add to the toxin accumulation.
It is also suggested that various nutritional therapies first be mapped against your diet requirement and the state of the liver and only then recommended, especially the ones that include natural ingredients like Senecio, Crotalaria, Heliotopium, Chaparral, Germander, Comfrey, Mistletoe, skull cap, margosa oil and Mate tea to mention a few.