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The liver is the largest organ of the human body without the skin, located below the ribs on right side of the abdomen.
Among its main functions include filtering the blood and toxic waste disposal, and the manufacture of enzymes that help digest food, converting them into substances needed for the proper functioning of the body. Some nutrients have to be chemically modified (metabolized) in the liver before the rest of the body can use as an energy source.
The liver produces some of the clotting factors that prevent the blood is too thin and also secretes bile to the intestine to help absorb nutrients.
The liver is divided into three lobes, the right, the left and a smaller one called square, which in turn are subdivided into segments. Unlike most other organs of the body receives blood from two sources.
The hepatic artery supplies the liver with blood rich in oxygen while the portal vein carries nutrient-rich blood from the intestines. All blood from the digestive tract through the liver before it reaches the rest of the body, making it a sort of ‘office’ from the outside world.
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This diet plan is based on 600 calories a day.
This is a type of low-calorie diet based on the limited consumption of fruits and vegetables not only provide few calories to the body but also contain more fiber and vitamins than many other foods.
Being a low calorie diet so it should be made under medical supervision to ensure that does not harm health and that it is really an adequate diet for those people who follow it.
Vegetables such as lettuce, spinach and eggplant, are eaten in the quantities you want. Additionally, we recommend drinking plenty of water and practice some type of exercise moderately and continuing for the body becomes more toned.
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An old advertising slogan said that “whoever moves the legs moves the heart. I think that even old, will always be current, because there are numerous studies that show that a healthy lifestyle is key to good health. In that lifestyle exercise will play a key role.
In Spain only 12 percent of the population is a healthy sport, at intervals appropriate and correct for their age and health status. To achieve the many benefits it has to exercise, nor is it necessary to train like an elite athlete.
Physical inactivity, loss of land from the Mediterranean diet for food “junk” and that “sports” of many Spanish children are the consoles will very negatively affect the health of the population, which will make is among the most important risk factors for health problems like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease or cancer.
Walking every day is about thirty minutes moderate physical activity, but exerts a protective effect on health. It is the basic recommendation that we should ‘prescribe’ doctors to our patients. Being fit is to live more years. We have seen that people aged 80 in good physical conditions, have less health risk than inactive persons aged 60 years. Nobody is so busy to incorporate physical activity into their daily life, sometimes it is a matter of using ingenuity.
As I said before, childhood obesity is one of the major problems today. An obese child will be an obese adult. All the studies recognize that changes in nutrition and physical activity are the key to halting the unstoppable epidemic of obesity in the developed world. Until recently this problem was addressed primarily in the U.S., but now worries in Europe and, of course, in Spain.
The authorities should give priority to investigations and studies to make patterns on healthy lifestyles that can benefit the health of citizens. Developed countries spend billions to implement treatments for chronic diseases resulting from lifestyle undesirable from the point of view of health.
Another major health problem is smoking, the mortality attributed has been increasing. If current trends continue it is expected that the death toll amounts to 10,000,000 in 2023.
Alcohol is another factor that determines health. You need to consume alcohol in moderation. Two glasses of red wine per day for meals, is a heart-healthy dose. Avoid drinking high alcohol content. We must not forget that young people remains a serious problem.
Ultimately, snuff, alcohol, poor diet and lack of exercise are the main factors that determine our health status. Experts remind us that we must monitor our lifestyle.
Socioeconomic factors are also an important reason for variations in health. All actions aimed at addressing the determinants related to lifestyle address these constraints.
A comprehensive health promotion in different environments, for example, schools, businesses, households and municipalities, has proven effective for treating these factors. As every one of us, parents, teachers, health workers, officials, media , we must be aware that we have a common task to promote healthy lifestyles.
Food items that are grouped according to their characteristics, must be consumed in a specified amount over a week to get a balanced diet.
Fruit. Should be consumed daily for two to three pieces. Fruit should be eaten daily. Do not be lacking in our diet at least one or two pieces of fruit a day, although the ideal is three pieces.
In case of small fruit such as cherries or grapes a piece equivalent to a cup of fruits. In the case of fruits like watermelon or melon, a piece equivalent to a cut of about two or three fingers wide. The juices Provide all the vitamins and minerals from the fruit but lack the fiber that makes the whole fruit.
The vegetables should be consumed daily and use the variety of vegetables that nature offers us. The best way to exploit all the vitamins and minerals is taking them in oil, alone or in salad.
Baked or grilled is another delicious option. If we do well to boil water to make soup because it contains many minerals are vegetables. The average amount per day is a dish or a 300 gr.
3. Milk and dairy
Milk and milk products must be consumed daily as they are the largest source of calcium and the best allies to maintain and increase our capital bone.
The daily intake should be of a liter per day (4 glasses), and three glasses in the case of calcium-enriched milk. They also provide the same 125-calcium yogurt eight gr. With this consumption from childhood avoiding the onset of osteoporosis.
The vegetables should be eaten two to three times a week. Provide carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Mixed with cereal protein intake achieves a high biological quality.
Although it is a winter food itself is not ruled out its use as summer salads. The average amount each time is right around 80 deg. raw. Can be taken even in slimming diets, since they increase the feeling of satiety. That yes, without adding fat (bacon, sausage, etc.).. Their role in colon cancer prevention is essential.
The eggs have been a little unfairly accused of raising cholesterol levels. The truth is that food is a pretty full which makes a lot of protein and vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E, B1, B2 and iron. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends an average consumption of three to four eggs a week.
This in countries like Spain with a long tradition in the consumption of eggs, both fresh and processed products (cakes, pastries, custards, flan, etc..), It is difficult to put into practice.
6. Meat and fish
The meat should be consumed two or three times a week and caught a four or five times, both white and blue. The latter are very rich in Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that help prevent cardiovascular disease.
They are a major source also protein, vitamin B12 and iron in our diet. The average amount of each portion is advisable to 150-200 gr. The fatty meats should be reduced because they provide large amounts of saturated fats that damage your cardiovascular system.
7. Sugars fast and slow
Slowly absorbed sugars should be eaten daily. Foods that contain them are bread, potatoes, pasta, rice and cereals. These release sugar slowly, keeping the feeling of fullness and preventing surges in blood sugar and overloading of the pancreas.
Rapidly absorbed sugars or refined to be avoided where possible. The sugar, cakes, pastries, pastries are foods like almost everyone, are easy to eat and satisfy hunger quickly. However their sugar passes too quickly into the blood may prove stressful to the pancreas.
Fats and oils should be eaten in moderation. They are much healthier vegetable fats especially olive oil, so these are preferable to animal fats. There are plant fats that do not provide the healthful properties of the remaining vegetable oil such as coconut and palm.
Water does not add calories but it is absolutely essential for the maintenance of life. An adequate water supply ensures the proper functioning of all organs and systems. Also promotes weight loss in slimming diets and prevents constipation. The recommended amount is about two liters of water a day.