Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What's the Big Deal About The Liver?

Health Tip of the Day
"Getting Fit. . . One Step at a Time"

The liver has many important functions. The liver metabolizes fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The liver also, produces hormones, makes cell membranes, facilitates with absorption of essential vitamins and filters and breaks down waste products from the body.

Your liver can become overloaded by having an unbalanced diet. A diet high in fat and sugar, low in protein, high in carbohydrates, low in fiber, low in fresh fruits and vegetables, excessive alcohol consumption and eating processed foods and fast food can overwhelm your liver.

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