If you had asked me a few years ago what my liver did, I would have said something to do with alcohol…or is that the kidneys?
We should be thankful every day for the liver, especially in modern times. The liver is an amazing filtration system for the blood stream that processes both the nutrients and chemicals we absorb from food. Its purpose is to keep the blood as clean and pure as possible.
It’s important to note that our livers function differently based on genetics. Like the rest of the body, the liver has evolved over thousands of years. So its ability to process certain foods depends on that person’s ancestral heritage and what they have traditionally eaten. Certain people are not genetically predisposed to digesting certain foods. For example, the Japanese are better than Western peoples at processing raw fish.
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