If you've ever had a point in your life where you've eaten a lot of fast food (I know I have) and worry about how certain fast food items can be highly toxic to the liver and other internal organs, then you'll be happy to know that new research believes damage can be reversed.
The issue is that a diet high in fat and sugar could cause serious damage to the liver and fast food is often high in both. Don't fret over those days in college when all you ate was fast food — here are some easy suggestions from the experts for undoing a high-fat, high-sugar diet:
- Have only one fast-food meal a week.
- Even when eating fast food, eat as healthfully as possible. Try the burger without mayonnaise and cheese, and avoid fries and sugary soft drinks. Try a grilled chicken sandwich, a salad with a lower-fat dressing and bottled water.
- Exercise at least three times a week.
- Ask your doctor to do a blood test to check liver enzymes – a key measure of the health of your liver.
Pretty simple, eh? I like that the suggestions are not meant to make you feel bad or stop eating fast food altogether, but to just pay attention to the foods you eat when you do and keep moderation in mind.