Thwack! The sound of Serena’s racket slamming the ball across the net brought the crowd to its feet. She just won the first round at the U.S. Open.
“This was epic!” shouted an excited Annie. “Thanks, sweetheart, for getting the tickets.”
L.J. laughed, “I knew you’d enjoy this. Grab your bag; we’re going to meet Richard and Sherry at Sunday in Brooklyn.”
“Oh, what’s that?”
“Sherry says it’s a great place to meet for mocktails.”
Annie and L.J. got out of the Uber just in time to greet their friends, walking up to the restaurant. “Hi! It’s been too long. I am so glad to see you,” said Annie.
“Likewise,” said Richard as he hugged her and bumped elbows with L.J, “This is perfect timing for our reservation, which is good because there’s always a waiting line at Sundays.
As the couples settled into their seats, the waitress approached with menus. “Hello, I’m Marta; I’ll be waiting on you today. I’ll come back with water and to answer any questions.”
“Thank you,” said Annie as she turned her attention to Sherry. LJ says you recommended this restaurant for its mocktails?”
“Yes, I hope you like them too. We became mocktail drinkers several years ago. It started when my father developed liver disease. I started researching liver health and learned that
“Nearly 1 in 10 Americans (30 million) have some liver disease. About 5.5 million people in the U.S. have chronic liver disease or cirrhosis.” https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17179-liver-disease
The liver is the second-largest organ in the body (skin is first) and serves multiple functions. It breaks down all the food we consume, removes toxins, clears medications from our bodies, builds proteins, modifies cholesterol levels, stores sugar, regulates hormones, and makes bile, the substance that helps absorb fats. So, it is an organ that is vital for good health.
There are different types of liver disease; lifestyle choices cause some,
like Alcoholic Liver Disease, which results from alcohol abuse, and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, from poor food choices, eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, and being…