The Liver and Weight Loss

Your liver plays a key role in weight loss: it handles the conversion of fat into sugar for it to be burnt. If the liver has problems less fat is converted to sugar, meaning that less fat is burnt and, ultimately, more fat accumulates in fat cells.

A damaged liver is the responsible for the infamous slow metabolism. If you find it hard to lose weight even when you stick to a diet and exercise program, it is likely that the problem is in your liver.

However, once the liver is healed it will handle fat easily. The first few days you may not notice much of a difference, because the liver will be burning the fat it had accumulated inside its cells. However, once that small period is over fast weight loss really kicks in.

Healing your liver is, in fact, the only healthy way to increase your metabolism significantly.

The Liver in Weight Loss

And have you heard about metabolic syndrome? This disease is often considered the origin of obesity, but is it? Metabolic syndrome starts with insulin resistance, which leads to diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and high cholesterol. The pancreas is often accused of being the origin but in fact that is no lack of insulin – there is overproduction.

This happens because some tissues are not responding to insulin, including liver cels. If there is insuline resistance in the liver cells it becomes even more difficult to handle fat and sugar.

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