A higher daily intake of green green vegetables helps reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver and thus the chances of developing liver status, says a study published today in digital media.
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how a larger intake of inorganic nitrate, manifested in many kinds of vegetables, helps to combat the disease, which currently has no medical treatment.
Caused mainly by overweight or high alcohol consumption, hepatic steatosis or fatty liver detracts the organ and can lead to life-threatening conditions such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.
According to one of the researchers, Mattias Carlström, who is supplementing with dietary nitrate mice, fed a Western diet rich in fat and sugar, noted a significantly lower proportion of fat in the liver.
The results were confirmed using two crop studiesdifferent travel in céhuman liver
In addition to a lower risk of steatosis, we observed a reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of insulin-glucose homeostasis in mice with type 2 diabetes.
Earlier studies showed that nitrate acquired through a diet rich in vegetables improves the efficiency of mitochondria, the energy plant of the grain.s, which can improve physical endurance.
For the above benefits, researchers advise on the consumption of a larger amount of vegetables, especially green leaves, such as plain lettuce or other richer in nitrates such as spinach and arugula.
"You do not need large amounts to get the protective effects we've seen, only about 200 grams a day," said Carlström. (PL).