|The Huffington Post Canada – by Arti Patel|
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Think of your liver like your own personal filtering system: Suck in the bad and spit out the good.
A functioning liver works as our bodies’ fat-burning organ: It converts nutrients from the food we eat into essential blood components, storing vitamins and minerals and producing proteins and enzymes to maintain hormone balances in our bodies, Suri says. Our livers also help our immune system fight infections, remove bacteria from the blood and make bile, which is essential for digesting our meals.