Eating a Healthy, Balanced Diet Leads to a Healthy Liver

The liver is the largest internal organ of the human body. From detoxification to metabolizing fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, our liver plays a vital role and performs numerous functions to keep us healthy.

When our liver does so much for us, is it not our duty to take care of it?

Indeed it is!

So are some tips on eating a healthy, balanced diet that would lead you to a healthier liver.

Coffee: Regular intake of coffee is said to be beneficial for the liver. It does not even prevent new diseases; coffee even treats chronic liver problems. In addition, it helps lower the risks of liver cancer and cirrhosis.

Cranberry:  Research shows that cranberry is very effective in developing liver cancer cells. It is even rich in antioxidants which help in slowing down the growth of fibrosis.

Fatty fish: These fishes are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It is highly beneficial for fatty liver. It also helps reduce inflammation and assists in managing heart diseases.

Nuts: These are rich sources of antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids, and Vitamin E. These are incredibly beneficial in preventing NAFLD.

Olive Oil:  Oils create a lot of fattiness in the liver. But an oil like Olive oil has a high level of unsaturated fatty acids. Thus, this oil is beneficial for the fatty liver. It is also helpful in managing stress levels.

Grapes: Grapes as a whole, their skin, pulp, and even their seed, contains a high level of antioxidants. These antioxidants protect our liver as a whole. So including grapes in your diet would be great for your liver.

Oatmeal: These are mainly associated with digestion. But certain oatmeals contain beta-glucans which assist in boosting immunity and are beneficial for inflammation.

Food and beverages to avoid-

Apart from including stuff in your diet, there are things that you have to avoid from your diet chart.

  • Starch: Food containing high starch levels like bread, potatoes, kinds of pasta, spaghetti, and other baked products. These kinds of food items with a high starch status are very unhealthy for your liver.
  • Sugar: Sugar and sugary food are very unhealthy for your liver. It does not just include sweets and candies like products but all kinds of carbohydrates. Therefore, a reduction in these products will reduce stress on the liver.
  • Alcohol: It is something that you have to eliminate or reduce mandatorily. Now, it depends on your liver damage and the status, whether you have to avoid alcohol altogether or reduce your intake overall.
  • Salt: The more sodium you consume, the more are the chances of NAFLD. Therefore, you must keep a check on your daily salt intake. Especially if you are a high blood pressure patient, you must be extra precautious in managing your salt intake.

As we said earlier at the beginning of this article, your liver is the largest internal organ in your body. Therefore, it has a significant role to play in our survival. Hence, it becomes our duty to take off that thing that looks after our well-being. Thus, you must follow a healthy and balanced diet to keep your liver healthy.

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors