Make Your Liver Healthy (Again) With These Foods

January 26, 2017

Liver

Fatty liver disease affects over 40% of American adults and it is high time we did something about it.

Since this disease can lead to permanent liver damage, liver failure and even death, we surely have a huge and growing health problem on our hands.

Here we have a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to liver-friendly foods, and if you manage to introduce this Fatty Liver Diet into your life completely, you will have nothing to worry about.

Foods You Should Eat

This diet is actually pretty simple – you can eat almost everything except for sweet and processed foods.

However, we decided to narrow down the list to make it easier for you to organize your new liver-friendly diet.

PLENTY OF PRODUCE – Fresh and organic foods are a must:

  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Artichoke
  • Bell peppers

WHOLE GRAINS – These complex carbohydrates are healthy yet cheap:

  • Oats
  • Bulgur
  • Quinoa
  • Barley
  • Brown rice
  • Rye

UNSATURATED FATS AND OMEGA 3-FATTY ACIDS – Healthy fats are found in:

  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Cold-water fish
  • Vegetable oils

PROTEIN – Make sure you eat lots of protein, especially for breakfast. Protein balances out your blood sugar and insulin levels, while it provides your liver with the amino acids. Best protein sources:

  • Eggs
  • Lean meat
  • Greek yogurt

Foods To Avoid

So many foods and drinks we all consume on a daily basis are unfortunately really bad for us. If you want to keep your liver healthy, make sure you avoid (or at least minimize) the following foods:

  • Alcohol
  • Sugar
  • Soda
  • Artificial trans fats
  • High glycemic carbohydrates

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