Last Tuesday we had discussed about fatty liver’s types,
reasons and remedies. By any chance, if you had missed it, just click here.
Today we will see which food you should avoid and
which food will help you to heal your fatty liver disease?
Food to avoid
Because of presence of excess fat in your fatty liver, the liver’s
capacity to process your food greatly reduces. Therefore,
you must avoid all the foods that are
difficult to digest even by a healthy liver.
you already know about them.
1)Fast food—Bread, burger, pasta, noodles etc. should be
avoided. They are high in fats, sugar and salt which increase
chances of obesity. Carrying excess weight increases
the risk of liver damage as it increases the
fat deposition in your already damaged liver.
2)White flour (Maida) –
White flour is difficult to digest. When you
consume it with your fatty liver, your liver
is required to produce more digestive enzymes. This
increased demand more digestive enzymes produce
extra burden on your liver. This is not only
related to readymade food. Even homemade
puri, nan, roti, pizza base made out of
white flour should be restricted.
3)Artificial colouring & flavouring agents-
The food industry allows more than 3000
additives to be used in the processing of food. And use of these
additives which are nothing but artificial
chemicals made in the laboratory, puts
stress on your liver to process
such chemicals. Not only that, they can cause
allergic reactions or even increase the chances of
4)High fructose corn syrup-
It just puts on extra calories to your diet which
lead to weight gain and
weight gain is a major risk factor for liver diseases.
Now let us see which food are good for your fatty liver.
Food that help your liver to heal….
It is a very strong antioxidant that reduces
oxidative stresses in your non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Being a good antioxidant, it helps to wash out
free radicals from your liver which
greatly helps your liver to heal.
Good vegetarian sources of vitamin E are as follows-
Sunflower seed-you can have 30gm of sunflower seed in between your main meal
Almond – you can soak almond overnight and can have first thing in the morning
Peanut– you can have in various form like raw, roasted, peanut dry chatni, peanut green chatni etc.
It affects the lipid metabolism by decreasing triglycerides and
total cholesterol. It helps in your
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by regulating
inflammatory responses. Once inflammatory responses
are reduced, your liver’s healing process can start.
Good vegetarian sources of catechins are
- Green tea
- Black grapes
It is mainly present in the peel of foods and
it plays important role in lipid metabolism and it restricts
fat deposition in different tissue including liver. Thus,
it will help your fatty liver by preventing
new fat deposit in it.
Good vegetarian sources of Anthocyanine are:
- Egg plant ( brinjal)
- Apple (peel)
Help your liver. Help yourself.
Stop taking all those foods that are
hard for your liver to process.
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician