19 Apr 2023

World Liver Day 2023 Today: What If Your Liver Is Not Functioning Properly, How Can You Keep Liver Healthy

World Liver Day is celebrated across the world on April 19. The day focuses on boosting awareness about liver-related ailments disorders. Liver is responsible for immunity, digestion, as well as metabolism. 

If liver is not functioning properly, it affects the digestive system as well as the working of the kidney, lungs, heart and brain.So it important to keep the liver healthy. In India, liver ailments amount to the 10th most common reason for death, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

The theme for the year 2023 is – Be alert, get regular liver tests done and be aware of fatty liver. Every year 20 to 25 lakh people die due to liver disease in the whole world. 

The three most common causes of liver disease are alcohol, virus and fatty liver. Most of the  liver disease are treatable if detected in time.

30 pc of people suffer from fatty liver

Actually fatty liver is now in the form of epidemic. This fatty liver occurs in 30% of the people of the country. The percentage of fatty liver is also increasing in children of 14-15 years. Its treatment is necessary on time. Eating excess calories causes fat to build up in the liver. In children it is usually caused by consuming oily, deep fried and sugary foods.

Alcohol dangerous for liver but bad lifestyle also causes liver disorders

If a person regularly consumes more alcohol then it is risky for his liver. Liver is affected even if a person who does not drink regularly but drinks too much at one go in parties etc.

Non-alcoholic fatty disease or people who do not take alcohol but their lifestyle is bad, remain inactivity, even then they can become victims of fatty liver. Liver failure also occurs due to diabetes.

Follow these tips to keep your liver healthy

Reduce or avoid the consumption of fat increasing foods. Sugar patients should pay special attention.

Be careful about alcohol consumption. 

Prevent hepatitis A, B and C. 


Exercise and eat right.

Foods that are best for liver health 

Fill your fruit basket with apples, grapes and citrus fruits like oranges and lemons, which are proven to be liver-friendly fruits. Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage contain glutathione, which kickstarts the liver’s toxin cleansing enzymes of the liver.

Lemons, orange , grapefruit , amla which has high vitamin C and antioxidants support the natural cleansing abilities of the liver.

Garlic consist of sulfur compounds that are essential for liver supporting and activating enzymes that are responsible for flushing out toxins and waste from the body.

Leafy green vegetables are best for cleansing the liver. Extremely high in chlorophyll, these greens soak up environmental toxins from the blood stream and help detoxify the liver.

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