What It Needs
Your liver adores a healthful diet. What it doesn’t appreciate: too much indulgence— regularly going over the top with sweets, fat, or alcohol can overwhelm the organ’s storage system, damaging cells and inflating your odds of diseases like cancer, cirrhosis, heart disease, and fatty liver disease, to name a few. And popping the painkiller acetaminophen causes the liver to produce a toxic by-product, too much of which can lead to liver failure (that risk is higher if you drink). Check labels (acetaminophen is in more than
600 medicines) and keep your intake under 3,000 mg/day. Ibuprofen and naproxen, taken as directed, are liverfriendlier alternatives.