What foods should be eaten/avoided if you have fatty liver?
When excess fat build up occurs in the liver, it leads to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is a progressive complex liver disease that is mostly associated with metabolic syndrome. Those with fatty liver are often advised a dietary change.
Foods that can be eaten on a fatty liver diet include:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Eating antioxidant rich foods such as fish, walnuts, etc. that helps prevent further damage to the liver
- Include kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, arugula, collards, daikon radish, in your daily diet
- Garlic and onions also serve as detoxifiers
- Add nuts and seeds to your diet
- Eat oils such as olive oil, macadamia nut oil, coconut butter, fish oil in your diet as they serve as anti-inflammatory agents and help in repairing the liver
Things to avoid include:
- High fructose corn syrup containing foods such as ketchup, tomato sauce, salad dressings, etc.
- Get rid of all the starch in your diet.
- Avoid processed flour completely
- Avoid refined sugars and saturated fats containing foods such as chocolates, biscuits and cakes
- Say NO to alcohol completely
These are some of the foods that should be eaten and avoided in case of fatty liver disease.
Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: March 02, 2015