Fatty liver prevention tips

November 12, 2012

Fatty liver prevention tips

There are 10 simple rules that when followed will help to prevent the development of a fatty liver.

The liver is an essential organ within the human body and is responsible for cleaning the blood amongst other functions. In order to stay in a healthy condition, it is important to take good care of the liver. A fatty liver is a condition that is becoming increasingly common. There are a number of causes and most of them are due to lifestyle choices. Some of the most common being malnutrition, obesity, severe weight loss and over eating. The following is 10 simple rules that when followed will help to maintain a healthy liver:

Eat breakfast

Breakfast is an important meal, which with our bust lifestyles regularly gets overlooked or replaced with a mid-morning snack. The healthier option is to make it habit to start the day with bowl of oatmeal, made tastier by adding fruit or nuts. By doing so cholesterol will be reduced, digestion improved and energy levels will be boosted.

Include dairy

Diary products are an important part of ones diet and should be eaten in moderation at some point of every day to help prevent a fatty liver. Some good choices of dairy include yoghurt, buttermilk, cottage cheese and kefir. Dairy helps with healthy digestion, liver function and removing fats from the body. Additionally diary products often make a great snack, which are easy to add to the diet.

Fruit and veg

Everybody knows that fruit and vegetables contain a great number of health benefits but one of which is promoting the prevention of a fatty liver. The vitamins and minerals contained in fruit and vegetables are essential for a long and health life as well as taste delicious. Those that are particularly good for the liver include carrots, bell peppers, pumpkin, butternut, grapefruit, tomatoes, oranges and lemons.

Healthy snacks

Everybody likes to snack occasionally but replacing a fatty or fried snack with a healthy one can do wonders in preventing a fatty liver. A few tablespoons of honey and cranberry jam every day can actively help to prevent fatty liver disease. Spread the jam on toast or add it to tea to make a delicious snack.

Vegetarian days

The vegetarian diet can be a very healthy one, and even more so if it is only eaten for one or two days per week. Choose a couple of days per week and make these your “vegetarian days” where you avoid all meat, cheese and cakes and load up on vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts. Knowing that it is only for one day at a time should make it easier to stick to and will cleanse your body and even promote health loss.

Drink water

Drinking plenty of water is important when it comes to health for a number of reasons but one way it is beneficial is though the prevention of fatty liver disease. Drinking between 8-10 cups per day is the recommended amount.

Eat frequently

Eating regularly is important and it is best to eat 3 larger meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with two small snacks in between at a time that is convenient according to your lifestyle.

Hygiene

This refers to the cleanliness of the food you consume as fatty liver disease can be caused by parasites. Thoroughly wash all fruit and vegetables that are to be eaten and be careful to avoid uncooked meats and egg.

Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the most destructive things to the liver. It can destroy liver cells permanently and can cause serious liver conditions. Red wine is the preferable choice of alcohol if you choose to drink.

Relax

Take time out to relax sometimes as mental health can have a great effect on physical health. Avoid stressful situations whenever possible and make time regularly tor relax.

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