British Liver Trust advice:
You only have one liver, so look after it !
Liver does many essential jobs in your body, such a fighting infections and dieseses, destroying poisons and drugs (incl. alcohol), cleaning the blood, controlling the amount of cholesterol, and processing food once it hes been digested.
Organised by the British Liver Trust , the aim of the campaign is to encourage us all to take 3 simple steps to good liver health:
1. TAKE TWO DAYS OFF – give your liver 2 to 3 days in a row without alcohol every week to reduce the impact that alcohol can have on your liver and break the habit of drinking every day.This will gives time to your liver to recover.
2. TAKE MORE EXERCISE & STAY FIT – if you are overweight you increase you risk of liver disease by 3 times if you drink alcohol too.
3. CUT DOWN ON SUGAR & FAT- cutting down on your daily food indulgences and not overloading on sugary drinks will all help to optimize your liver function.
STAYING OFF ALCOHOL 2-3 DAYS AT A TIME, AVOIDING FATTY FOODS AND TAKING REGULAR EXERCISE ARE GREAT WAYS TO Love Your Liver.