Without being the wet blanket on the party season, most of us do know that drinking alcohol in large doses on a reasonably regular basis is not exactly the best thing we could be doing to our liver. So what can we do to get our livers back on side? I came across this list that I thought was rather practical that I would like to share with you:

  1. Eat seeds- the omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids help repair the damaged linings of our cells.
  2. Eat beetroot- may help protect against the damage from the build up of fatty acids associated with liver disease.
  3. Eat artichokes- stimulate the production of bile, which helps break down fats and improve fat digestion.
  4. Have acupuncture- could help reduce liver toxicity.
  5. Take part in exercise- helps with digestion, metabolism and weight management.
  6. Limit alcohol- aim for at least 2 alcohol free days a week.
  7. Limit additives- regular consumption can bombard the liver.

And a couple of my own suggestions. If you do choose to drink;

  1. Don’t drink on an empty stomach.
  2. Stay hydrated during and following a period of alcohol consumption (that doesn’t include caffeinated beverages).
  3. Consume a B group vitamin following alcohol consumption to help with the alcohol break down and help with your energy levels following an evening of drinking (e.g. a multi vitamin or berocca).

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Does anyone else have any of their own secrets they can share on reducing the negative effects of alcohol consumption?

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