Diet And Nutrition For Healthy Liver
October 23, 2019
Liver is one of the major organs that helps remove toxins from our body. It is pertinent that we keep the liver healthy by taking care of it. Healthy diet and nutrition help body keep liver in good shape. Liver disorders are mainly caused due to unhealthy diet. There are two major types of fatty liver disease — alcohol-induced and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Both fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are commonly diagnosed in those who are obese or sedentary and those who eat a highly processed diet.
Diet is one ne of the main ways to treat fatty liver disease, regardless of type. In liver diseases, excess fat damages the liver and prevents it from working as well as it should. In general, the diet for liver diseases includes:
- High amounts of fruits and vegetables
- High-fiber diet with legumes and whole grains
- Limit intake of added sugar, salt, trans fat, refined carbohydrates, and saturated fat
- Avoid alcohol
- A low-fat, low-calorie diet helps lose weight and reduce the risk of fatty liver disease
In case of fatty liver disease as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the following food help:
- Coffee: Studies have shown that caffeine appears to lower the amount of abnormal liver enzymes of people at risk for liver diseases.
- Leafy Green Vegetables: Greens, such as broccoli, moringa leaves, and spinach, prevent fat buildup and help lose weight
- Fish: Fatty fish that are omega-3 fatty acids can bring down inflammation
- Wholegrains: Carbohydrates and fiber from whole grains give your body energy, fills you up and helps you maintain your weight.
- Nuts: Healthy fat or omega-3 fatty acids in nuts help improve liver functions.
- Dairy: Milk and other low-fat dairy to may protect from liver from further damage
Always Rela Hospital
Rela Hospital is one of the premier, best, multi-specialty hospitals located in Chennai, India with a dietetics team that is vibrant and innovative group, who are always striving to ensure up-to-date and the best possible nutritional care for patients. The hospital’s dedicated nutritionists and dieticians help patients with their dietary needs tailored to their unique conditions. Our nutritionists modify dietary habits of patients to achieve better nutrition and reduce liver inflammation. Rela Hospital nutritionists rely on evidenced-based medical nutrition therapy and individualized counseling.