Eat These Foods To Help Protect the Liver

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One function of the liver includes producing bile.

As mentioned above, your liver is generally associated with a wide variety of bodily functions. Here are some of them. The liver is best known for producing bile, a digestive juice that helps digest vitamins, cholesterol, and fat. Bile is made up of cholesterol, bilirubin, water, and some electrolytes. It is secreted by the hepatocytes, which get collected in a tube known as the bile canaliculi. Once the collection procedure is completed, the biliary tract in your liver carries it to the duodenum and stores it there. The cystic ducts, which are situated in the duodenum, help with the bile moving procedure.

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Bile is also known as gall, and your body produces about half a liter of it per day (less if you are a smaller person, more if you are a bigger person). Because bile is necessary to absorb fats, you need it to properly utilize the fat-soluble vitamins. That includes vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin A, and vitamin D. Because bile is alkaline, it has the critical task of neutralizing stomach acid before it enters the small intestine so that your body does not accidentally digest itself. Excessive bile will accumulate in the gallbladder and cause gallstones, but not enough bile will make you unable to digest anything fat-related.