The liver stores nutrients

  • The liver is the first organ to receive the nutrients that are being absorbed by the intestine;
  • The liver is also a gatekeeper because it senses the overall nourishment of the body and stores sugar, fat, and some vitamins;
  • An overabundance of food intake may cause the liver to get overwhelmed and affect its storage capability.
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  • We tend to forget that the liver is a part of the organs that respond first against viruses and bacteria. Our livers are filled with cells that help in defending our immune system;
  • There are certain times where the liver aids other organs such as the brain when a person's blood sugar level drops. Since the brain relies on sugar as a source of energy, the liver reserve then releases the nutrients needed.
  • Alcohol cannot be directly excreted thus needing to be transformed in order to be eliminated;
  • The processing of alcohol involves the production of acetaldehyde which is a foreign, toxic molecule so it is quickly transformed into a non-toxic molecule;
  • The consumption of alcohol faster on a regular basis than what the liver can process may cause it to become inflamed which can lead to cirrhosis and permanently scar the liver.
  • The liver makes cholesterol, an important structure, despite its bad reputation;
  • It also makes blood plasma proteins.

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