How to Maintain a Healthy Pancreas
A healthy pancreas provides assistance to the liver by releasing insulin for glucose absorption. Depending on the individual’s needs, the proper level of blood sugar level may vary and must be monitored.
The pancreas reports directly to the brain, which monitors blood sugar levels. After discussion with the brain, the pancreas releases hormones into the bloodstream to maintain homeostasis.
Main Functions of the Pancreas
Primary functions of the pancreas are divided into two categories: exocrine and endocrine.
- Exocrine function: requires secretion of digestive juices that are able to produce enzymes that break down food, so that nutrients can be absorbed by the intestines.
- Endocrine function: requires a release of hormones into the bloodstream for proper maintenance of blood sugar levels.
How to Support a Healthy Pancreas
To maintain a healthy pancreas include the following foods in your diet. Incorporating these nutrients prevents cell damage and helps the pancreas produce digestive enzymes.
Blueberries, broccoli, cherries, garlic, spinach, sweet potatoes, and tomato vegetable soup.
Bilberry leaf, capsicum, Indian gooseberry, Jerusalem artichoke, juniper berries, uva ursi.
Foods to Avoid
Processed foods (especially those with a large amount of sugar and white flour), red meat and alcohol. These foods can spike insulin, eventually causing damage to the liver.
Originally posted 2018-07-09 10:51:22.