Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: What should your Diet be?

Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: What should your Diet be?

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease leads to chronic liver diseases like cirrhosis, liver cancer, live failure etc. It increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It can be reversed when it is detected in the early stages. It is commonly found in overweight children.

It is observed that people with non alcoholic fatty liver disease consume a diet containing more calories.

One can reverse non alcoholic fatty liver disease by consuming a diet which focuses on:

  • Cutting down the fat present in the liver
  • Lessening the damage to the liver
  • Enhancing the function of insulin
  • Promoting weight loss

The diet should include the following foods:

  • Raw vegetables
  • 2 servings of fruits
  • A variety of cooked vegetables except potatoes
  • Fresh or canned seafood
  • Poultry
  • Lean fresh red meats
  • Eggs
  • Legumes
  • Nuts

Avoid the following foods:

  • Sugar and candy
  • Diet foods such as diet yoghurts, diet sodas etc.
  • Potato chips, tortilla chips etc.
  • White breads, sandwiches, pizza, burgers
  • Biscuits
  • Muffins, donuts

A clinical trial found that Mediterranean diet had more favourable effect on liver fat and insulin resistance when compared to low fat, high carbohydrate diet.

Hence non alcoholic fatty liver disease can be easily reversed by a few modifications in your diet. For more information, consult a dietician online at eVaidya now!

 

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