Menu
Natural Home Remedies healthy recipesNatural Home Remedies healthy lifestyle
Bergamot orange, the fruit for the health of the liver

Bergamot orange, the fruit for the health of the liver

Fatty liver is a condition characterized by an accumulation of fat in the liver. It is estimated that it has an incidence of 30% in Western countries and that it is connected to an unbalanced diet and a sedentary lifestyle. To fatty liver are also connected other health problems such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes. According to a very recent scientific study published in the prestigious journal Nature by an Italian team of Catanzaro University (Musolino et al, Nature, Feb 2020), bergamot orange seems able to counteract fatty liver, insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, a condition that, in the long run, may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and may promote the aging processes.
Bergamot orange, Citrus bergamia, is a fruit rich in antioxidants that, according to the researchers of the study, may help in case of liver steatosis, or fatty liver, not caused by alcoholic drink abuse. The analyzed sample ate for 16 weeks a typical Western diet rich in fats and sugar. Then, the sample was divided into two groups. For the next 11 weeks one group took, together with the Western diet, the bergamot orange juice. The second group, on the contrary, ate just the Western diet rich in fats and sugar without the bergamot juice. After this period, it was observed that the bergamot juice, in the first group, was able to lower the triglycerides and the levels of ALT in blood. ALT, or Alanine transaminase, is an enzyme that evaluates the functionality of the liver, high values may indicate indeed a damage of this organ. Moreover, the bergamot juice improved also the blood sugar levels and the insulin resistance and was useful to counteract chronic inflammation.
The study has important limitations and clearly should be deeper studied in the next months. In fact, the effects of bergamot juice found in the market should be evaluated, indeed, the study used a particular concentrated juice with a 47% flavonoids. However, beyond this limitation, the research is any case very interesting because it allows to understand how powerful is the bergamot orange to bring benefits to the body.
AUTHOR
She combines her passion for a natural lifestyle and her university studies, she has indeed a Master of Science degree in Physics and a PhD in Physics in the field of biophysics. Reading scientific articles, being updated with the latest scientific researches and testing new methods and recipes is since always her job that, we hope, has become useful to you.
Natural Remedies App Logo
Get now the App Natural Remedies, the app for a healthy lifestyle and healthy food

You might also be interested in these scientific research

Bergamot helps against visceral fat
Bergamot helps against visceral fat
Bergamot helps against visceral fat and high cholesterol. This is what emerges from a recent scientific research that appeared in the journal Phytotherapy Research thanks to the work of an Italian team from the Universit
Watermelon, the summer fruit against overweight
Watermelon, the summer fruit against overweight
Summer means hot weather, sun but also slices of watermelon, fresh and juicy, that you can taste after lunch or as a snack. But watermelon is also hydrating and helps counteract cholesterol. Moreover, according to a scie
Eating dried fruit makes us healthier
Eating dried fruit makes us healthier
Prunes, raisins, dried figs, dried apple slices ... you are spoiled for choice! Dried fruit is tasty, full of energy and more practical to be eaten than fresh fruit, as well as being available in every season of the year
Kiwifruit, the fruit of a long life, but don't throw away the peel!
Kiwifruit, the fruit of a long life, but don't throw away the peel!
How do you eat kiwi? You probably cut it in half and extract the pulp with a teaspoon throwing away the peel ... well from today maybe you won't throw away the peel anymore, but you will eat it. Oh yes, because the kiwi
Against the most resistant cholesterol and visceral fat, artichokes and bergamot can help
Against the most resistant cholesterol and visceral fat, artichokes and bergamot can help
Against the most resistant cholesterol and visceral fat, a help seems to come from the synergy between artichoke and bergamot. Here are two new and powerful allies for our health, also capable of reducing cardiovascular
Five servings of fruit and vegetables a day increase longevity
Five servings of fruit and vegetables a day increase longevity
How many servings of fruit and vegetables a day to protect our health? Does the type of fruit and vegetables matter? These long-debated questions are finally answered by a very recent research published in the American H
Dried fruit against cell degeneration
Dried fruit against cell degeneration
Scientists estimate that at least 40% of cancers can be prevented with lifestyle and diet changes. Therefore, it is better to limit red and processed meats, alcohol and foods full of saturated fats and, at the same time,
Bergamot of long life
Bergamot of long life
An elixir to counteract aging? Bergamot juice, according to science, as demonstrated by the latest article published just a few months ago on the journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity by an Italian team of th
Natural Remedies
Download the App
Copyright © 2022 - Natural Remedies Registered Brand 302018000008020
x