This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.
Liver Health: Don’t Give Your Liver a Hangover
No alcohol-containing beverage is totally safe and every sip of any amount (large or small) of alcohol challenges your liver’s ability to perform several functions quickly and without error. Although every molecule of alcohol processed by your liver means one less that might affect your brain, that molecule of alcohol could work with stored fat to change a healthy liver into an unhealthy one. The risk increases with increasing alcohol consumption. In addition, alcohol is known to stimulate the liver to produce enzymes that can interfere with the metabolism of many medications, reducing their effectiveness. No matter how you look at it, there is no way to conclude that any amount of alcohol is healthy for your liver. The less you drink, the more your liver will thank you and continue performing at its best for decades.
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