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Ten foods harmful to the liver

The liver is one of the organs essential for the proper functioning of our body.

It is responsible for the expulsion of toxins, produces bile, aids in the digestion of assimilated food, and is responsible for the synthesis of sugars, cholesterol and triglycerides.

However, a diet high in saturated fats and large meals, as well as tobacco and alcohol abuse, puts a strain on our liver.

Let's see what are 10 foods that are harmful to the liver.

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Foods high in saturated fat
Cold cuts and dairy products.
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Foods high in refined sugars
Such as sweets, baked goods, sugary drinks, and refined flours.
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Fried foods
All fried foods.
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Foods high in added salt
Such as sausages or canned vegetables. A diet high in sodium can, in the long run, be a cause of liver cirrhosis.
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Snacks and snacks, high in fat, salt and sugar.
Healthy foods that contain mono- and polyunsaturated fats, such as nuts or, even better, fresh fruit, are preferable for our snacks.
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Pre-cooked and canned foods, which contain many preservatives, additives, fats and sugars.
Pre-cooked meals, pastries, cookies, soups, and freeze-dried or canned soups belong to this group.
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Raw meat (which may contain microorganisms or toxins) or roasted meat
The charred parts of barbecued or grilled meat, in fact, can release acrylamide, a substance responsible for cancer. It is therefore advisable to steam or boil meat.
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Unwashed vegetables and fruits.
Washing fruits and vegetables, in fact, removes impurities, pesticides and herbicides that would then have to be excreted, causing additional strain on the liver.
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Alcohol
Alcohol is a major cause of liver damage. Ethyl alcohol is metabolized in the liver into acetaldehyde, a toxic substance that can damage liver cells.
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Alkaloids
Such as caffeine, theine and, consumed in excessive amounts, theobromine (found in chocolate).
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