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What foods should be eaten/avoided if you have fatty liver?

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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