Why are PROTEINS important for Healthy Liver

Posted by marry jose on May 23rd, 2017

Proteins, the macronutrients, are combination of amino acids that are essentially required for the proper growth and functioning of various organs of the body, particularly, liver. Apart from aiding in weight loss and muscles growth, proteins play a vital role in keeping liver fit and fine!

Standing amongst liver transplant in delhi Dr.Vivek Vij says that adequate amount of protein consumption supports proper functioning of liver in the following ways-

  • Boosts Liver’s Regenerative property: Proteins (amalgamation of amino acids) help accelerate liver’s natural process of regeneration.
  • Protects Liver: Proteins favor the production of an important antioxidant, glutathione that protects liver from any kind of infections and damage.
  • Lessens Burden on Liver: Proteins minimize blood pressure level which further helps in reducing stress on liver cells, particularly those infected with liver scars.

Dr. Vivek Vij adds that although protein intake is essentially required for a healthy liver, but care should be taken as the excessive amount of proteins can prove fatal in certain liver conditions. For instance, in case of Hepatic Encephalopathy (a condition in which liver can no longer remove toxins from blood), doctors restrict protein intake since protein consumption leads to excess of ammonia, which is the root cause of deadly Hepatic Encephalopathy. 

Hence, it is advised to consult a liver specialist and get a proper ‘protein intake’ chart in accordance with your current medical condition.

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