Good food, good drink and good time are part of Filipino culture. Filipinos are fond of celebrating and having get together with family and friends. May it be small or big gatherings, good food paired with alcoholic drink goes together always on the table. Drinking is always part of the celebration, but it’s best to take it in moderation. Take note that excessive alcohol and fatty food can lead to the development of serious health problems in our body particularly our liver. Diseases include hepatitis, live cirrhosis, and worst liver cancer. These three diseases of the liver caused by too much fatty food and alcohol are connected.
According to the explanation of Dr. Roel Tolentino, a surgical oncologist from St. Luke’s Medical Center, hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver can be cause by too much alcohol consumption. Hepatitis comes in different forms and causes. Hepatitis A is caused by eating or drinking food with the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). Hepatitis B can come from infected blood and other body fluids which can be passd from mother to child. All these Hepatitis can cause liver cirrhosis which is the scarring of the liver from liver inflammation and damage. Common symptoms that someone may have hepatitis are yellowish skin and eyes, fever, loss of appetite and bulging of the stomach. Our liver is one of the organs most responsible for filtering the chemicals and toxins we intake from processed food, alcohol, cigarette smoke and even pollution. That is why too much of exposed to these chemicals and toxins can lead to liver problem.
Department of Health considered liver diseases as a “silent epidemic” to Filipino people. People with this kind of diseases are most risk to liver cancer which is one of the most common cancers in the Philippines because of the unhealthy lifestyle. Dr. Tolentino said that the one of the best way to prevent liver disease is to have more natural foods like gruits and vegetables in our diet. Instead of extremely fatty foods, salty foods, and too much alcoholic drink have some vegetable chips or fruit smoothies for snacks. He advises too that, another way also of preventing from having hepatitis is to avoid multiple sexual partners be careful of used needles especially at the medical institution. It’s also a great idea to take food supplements such as Organique Acai Premium Blend, which contains fiber, Omega 3, and antioxidants. This food supplement has anti-inflammatory and immune-strengthening properties, which can help protect our bodies especially livers, from diseases.
To know more about Organique Acai Premium Blend, visit organique.com.ph or call the hotline, 0969-1754233. This food supplement is available in all Mercury drugstores, S&R outlets and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.