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7 healthy habits for your liver

Here are some suggestions to help keep your liver (and your whole body) working at its peak

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manage stress

1. Relax

Manage your stress. When you are under stress, you produce adrenalin, one of the hormones the liver has to clean out.

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get more sleep

2. Get more sleep

Aim for a good seven hours of sleep per night. The liver needs that downtime.

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3. Get active

Live a physically active lifestyle.

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physically active

3. Get active

Live a physically active lifestyle.

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drink water

4. Drink water

Drink eight to 10 glasses of water a day. It enhances the cleansing process.

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walnuts

5. Change the fat you eat

Reduce the bad fat (saturated and trans fats) and increase the good fat (omega-3 fatty acids) in your diet. Bad fats build up in the liver and can cause inflammation, while good fats fight inflammation.

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organic vegetables

6. Go organic

Eat organic foods as much as possible to reduce the number of chemicals your liver needs to process.

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eat vegetables and fruit

7. Eat whole foods

Limit your intake of processed foods, sugar and white flour. Go for vegetables, fruit and whole grains instead.

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