The liver performs over 300 vital functions, acting as your body's detoxifier. It is your body's primary metabolic processor for most substances, including internally produced ones like proteins and cholesterol. It also the main processor of externally introduced toxins like drugs and alchohol. Since it is the first line of defense against these substances, the liver is at risk of being damaged.
Also, dietary habits and preferences that are high in carbohydrates can cause excess blood triglycerides to lodge in hepatic cells, causing inflammation and oxidative damage. Supporting the liver's functions are a key part of retaining good health and a happy lifestyle.