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Liver Wellness and Healthy Eating

How does a healthy diet help your liver wellness?

For your liver to function well, it requires eating a healthy diet. An unhealthy diet can lead to liver disease. Eating lots of fatty foods puts you at higher risk of being overweight and having a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

If you have liver disease, eating a healthy diet can assist your liver in performing its job functions and can help repair some damage. Eating poorly can lead to further stress on your liver and cause additional damage.

What are the best foods to eat for good liver health?
–Eating foods such as grains, proteins, dairy, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats from the food groups
–Fiber is an essential component to a healthy liver. Eating, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads, rice and cereals are recommended

If you have liver disease, there are important diet changes you should make such as:
–Do not eat uncooked shellfish such as oysters and clams
–Limit foods with a lot of sugar or salt
–Limit eating fatty foods

Following is a suggested diet from the American Liver Foundation for specific liver diseases.

Liver wellness and diet for specific liver diseasesSource: American Liver Foundation

 

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of liver disease or have a family history of liver disease, schedule an appointment with Granite Peaks Gastroenterology for an evaluation.

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