According to a research published on a medical journal in Europe, people whose liver function is declined have about 2 times the risk of heart attack and stroke, and in the case of men, have 2 times the risk of colon cancer and in the case of women, have 2 times the risk of breast cancer.
So it is important to keep the liver healthy to extend a healthy life expectancy.
There is nutrition that stops the aging of the liver and rejuvenates the liver
The famous foods good for the liver are turmeric and freshwater clam (Shijimi).
The liver has more than 200 functions such as detoxification, synthesis of nutrition, etc.
The most important characteristic of the liver is the ability of regeneration. The liver can be restored within a couple of months even if the two third of it has been removed.
Fibrosis of the liver
The function of the liver is to produce the contents of blood. The nutrition required for the body is produced in the liver and is delivered all over the body. But if inflammation occurs in the liver for some reason, the liver forms fibrous tissue to restore it. Fibrosis is like a scab so that the liver gradually becomes hard, the liver function declines and can’t deliver nutrition all over the body, causing symptoms like tiredness, heavy feeling or swelling.
Fibrosis of the liver occurs regardless of drinking alcohol.
Fig. 1 shows a healthy liver that is red and smooth.
Fig. 2 shows a liver that fibrosis is progressed, which is rugged like a stone.
Fibrosis of the liver has 4 stages. Stage 1 has 1.6 times the risk of death and Stage 4 has about 7 times the risk of death. But if the stage is less than Stage 3 that has 3.5 times the risk of death, it can be restored to the soft condition by taking “A Nutrition”.
Major causes of fibrosis of the liver are overeating and lack of exercise
Overeating and lack of exercise increase visceral fat and the amount of the liver fat is proportional to the amount of visceral fat. The fat stored in the liver produces substances to cause inflammation. If this condition continues for a long time, the liver becomes fibrous.
Nutrition that prevents and improves fibrosis of the liver
The nutrition that stops the aging of the liver is Vitamin E.
The food containing a lot of vitamin E is an almond.
Vitamin E is one of nutrition that is expected to suppress the aging of the body. Vitamin E suppresses the inflammation caused by the fat in the liver and the ability of regeneration is recovered.
How much improvement of fibrous liver can be expected by taking vitamin E?
According to a research, the liver that was seriously fibrous was improved by taking 300 mg of vitamin E per day, which was 1000 pieces of almonds. If the liver is mildly fibrous, adding the foods with vitamin E to every meal is expected to be effective.
People with fibrous liver tend not to chew well. Increasing number of chewing deceases calorie intake, leading to not eating between meals.
Chewing 30 times per a spoon suppresses calorie intake.
How much fibrous liver can be improved in a week by:
(1) Chewing more than 30 times a spoon
(2) Adding foods rich in vitamin E
Food rich in vitamin E:
Almond, mayonnaise, Japanese yam (Fig. 3: This amount contains the same amount of vitamin E as about 10 pieces of almonds), paprika, Sencha tea leaves (Fig. 4)
2 table spoons of Sencha tea leaves contain the same amount of vitamin E as about 30 pieces of almonds. You can take only little amount of vitamin E by drinking Sencha tea, so it is important to eat Sencha tea leaves that have been used for drinking tea.
A 76 years old female whose liver’s fibrosis was Stage 1 tried the above 2 things for a week. The result is shown in Fig. 5 and 6. Before the experiment, her liver was a little hard, which was Stage 1 and there were green portions that indicated fibrosis, but after the experiment, green portion in her liver decreased.