Take care of your liver in summer

27 July, 2020

Tips for the summer season in which we make changes in our routine that can affect our health

During summer holidays, when changing the routine of our life, we also tend to adopt worse eating habits. It is common to skip meals or replace them with tapas, eat very high-calorie or high-sugar foods (ice creams) and consume more often alcoholic beverages or sugary soft drinks. All this can cause an accumulation of fat in the liver that induces inflammation and destruction of liver cells.

 

Taking care of our diet, a priority

 

Therefore, it is advisable not to forget the measures that must be followed to avoid damaging the liver.

  1. Prevent gaining weight, reducing the intake of fats and carbohydrates, choosing instead salads, vegetables, fish and fruits.
  2. Do not drink alcoholic beverages or sugary soft drinks. Juices can be taken but made by us since the packaged ones usually have added sugars.
  3. Taking advantage of the fact that you have free time, you have to do some physical activity that you like for at least 30 minutes a day: walking, cycling, swimming, etc.
  4. Drink 2-3 cups of coffee per day as it reduces the risk of liver damage

 

Finally, when exposed to the sunour skinproduces anti-inflammatory substances, such as nitric oxide and vitamin D. Vitamin D, in addition to being essential in bone formation and calcium absorption, plays a protective role against inflammation of the liver. Sunbathing unprotected for up to 5 minutes a day is enough to produce the vitamin D levels we need to maintain our health. Prolonging that sun exposure without using protection does not increase the production of vitamin D, but it does increase the damage that can be caused to the skin.

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