A fatty liver is caused by the accumulation of fat (triglycerides) in liver cells. In many cases , there is a possibility to improve your health. However, untreated fatty liver disease could lead to liver inflammation, which can hinder liver function.
Changing your diet to a healthy one, might help to reverse fatty liver. It can also help to lowering triglycerides, controlling blood sugar and helping maintain a healthy weight. Sometimes, fatty liver may also be related to heredity or medications.
If you find it very difficult to lose the excess weight, it is important to look at all the factors relevant to your present weight and state of health:
- Lose weight
- Control carbohydrates
- Increase high-fiber foods
- Replace saturated fats with healthy, unsaturated fats.
- Avoid alcohol.
Lower your triglycerides by substituting monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for saturated and trans fats. Eat fish instead of beef and use olive oil instead of butter.
Eat vegetables, fruits and whole grains, which high in fiber. Fiber slows down the absorption of sugar in your bloodstream and may help regulate glucose levels. Controlling insulin resistance and blood sugar levels may help reverse fatty liver disease.
Consume fewer calories. Calories that are not used immediately are stored as triglycerides. Maintaining a healthy weight may help to reverse fatty liver liver disease
Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week to help reduce triglyceride levels.
- deep fried, fatty, and processed foods
- ALL margarines and similar type spreads containing hydrogenated vegetable oils.
- sugary processed foods and drinks
- artificial sweeteners
- Reduce the consumption of refined carbohydrates from sugar and bread, pastry, pasta, noodles, cakes, biscuits and desserts.
- the amount of vegetables both cooked and raw
- consumption of fiber
It will speed up the passage of toxins out of the bowels and reduce the ability of these toxins to recirculate back to the liver. It will also assist the action of pumping fats and cholesterol out through the bowel actions. A good fiber product will contain oat bran, rice bran, and will gently alleviate any constipation symptoms while improving bowel tone and function. It can be added to almond, rice or oat milk, and fruit smoothies, or added in with your breakfast cereal. Start on a small dose and gradually increase the amount.
- It is also important to you to drink at least 5-6 glasses of purified water every day . Water should be drunk gradually throughout the day, in-between meals.
Sweeteners to avoid:
- Acesulfame-K (Sunette, Sweet & Safe, Sweet One)
You may need to decrease the amount of sodium in your diet. Sodium causes your body to retain (hold on to) fluids. When your body holds on to fluids, you will have swelling. Some foods that contain high amounts of sodium are the following:
- Bacon, sausage and deli meats.
- Canned vegetables and vegetable juice.
- Frozen dinners.
- Packaged snack foods like potato chips and pretzels.
- Soy, barbecue, and teriyaki sauces.
- Table salt.
- Choose high-fiber carbohydrates with a low glycemic index, or GI, for more favorable effects on blood sugar and weight control.
- Choose small portions when consuming carbohydrates.
- Limit or avoid added sugars, white bread, white rice, sugary drinks, and sweets.
Reducing your daily carbohydrate consumption may help you reduce your overall calorie intake and lose excess body weight.
Increasing your fiber intake can help control your blood sugar and cholesterol levels, which is beneficial when you have fatty liver disease.
High-fiber foods include the following:
Raw fruits and vegetables
Nuts and seeds
Choose Healthy Fats
Choosing healthy fats can help control your cholesterol levels, which may help manage fatty liver disease. Healthy, unsaturated fats include the following:
Olive oil _ organic cold pressed oil
Nuts and seeds
Grape seeds oil
Solid fats are fats that are solid at room temperature, and include saturated fats and many trans fats. Consuming too many solid fats can increase your cholesterol levels.
- High-fat meats, sausages, cold cuts
- Animal fats
- Cheese (choose reduced-fat cheese instead)
- Ice cream
One slice of Ezekiel bread or rye bread
Two teaspoons of almond butter
1/2 cup of blueberries
One cup of organic gout yougurt
1/2 cup of sliced raw pears
1/2 ounce of roasted almonds
Two ounces of grilled salmon
One teaspoon of olive oil
1/2 cup of green beans
1/2 cup of brown rice
1/2 cup of raw celery sticks
Two ounces of grilled chicken
One teaspoon of olive oil
1/2 cup of cooked carrots
Homeopathic medicine is a very gentle natural medicine that can support your immune system and balance your digestion. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat fatty liver symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.
The information contained in this article is provided as general information only and is not in any way intended to advise or treat any conditions or diseases. Please consult a qualified health care professional before making any changes in your treatment, diet or lifestyle.