Your liver is large (about 3-pounds) and a very important organ (and gland) located in the upper right part of your abdomen. Without it, digestion would be near impossible, but it has more than 1-job.
In fact, medical sources say the liver has around 500-functions, so it’s easy to see why you should take care of it. Let’s take a look at 12 of those functions that make the liver essential to life…
1. Eliminating Toxins
You’re constantly putting toxins in your body from food, medications and other sources, but you probably don’t know it because your liver is constantly cleaning up the mess for you.
You don’t need to go on a fancy cleanse to detox – your liver has that covered. “A healthy liver is capable of transforming potentially harmful substances, such as drugs and alcohol, into harmless products to be eliminated in the bile or urine,” explains Livestrong.com.