What is Fatty Liver?Excess amount of fat cells start to build up in the liver and can cause liver failure. It can be caused by chronic overuse of alcohol (1%) and obesity. It is a silent killer! People at risk at ones with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, central obesity, high blood pressure, high triglyceride level, age between 45-65 years old, chronic exposure to toxic chemicals such as pesticides or on medication like amiodarone (regulate heart rate) all can increase the risk. Among all factors, overweight is the most common cause linked to fatty liver. There is no medical treatment for it.
How to prevent fatty liver development?
Improving insulin resistance, minimizing oxidative stress, lose weight (in a healthy way), healthy lifestyle, avoid eating fast food and soda, and increase intake of good fat such as omega 3 can improve liver health. Providing the body with optimal amount of nutrients can facilitate liver health and function properly. Why? This is because the detoxification pathway in liver requires various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants in order to function properly or else toxins will accumulate and backed up. Chlorella, spirulina, zeolite can assist to help detoxifying our body thus decongest the liver. Nutrients such as vitamin E, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, Beta-carotene, resveratrol, betaine, and grape seed extract can improve fatty liver, reduce inflammation of liver, triglyceride level, insulin resistance and detoxify the liver. Minerals such as copper, manganese, selenium, vanadium, zinc, chromium also work synergistically with vitamins enhance above functions. Omega 3 fatty acids, the essential healthy fat, can reverse the accumulation of fats in liver, reduce chronic inflammation, improve triglyceride level in blood, and assist in weight loss. Coenzyme Q10 also has been shown to improve blood pressure, blood sugar and triglyceride and increase metabolism of fat and carbohydrates. Healthy diet should include foods that are good for liver. Garlic, green leaf veggies especially broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green tea, good protein from lean meat, fish, and beans, beets, almond, fruit are all good for liver.