Clean Eating Saves You from Fatty Liver Disease

Clean Eating Saves You from Fatty Liver Disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [NAFLD] is found in people who have very poor diets
and are obese. Lifestyle change is the easiest way to treat Fatty Liver disease. Diets consisting of
highly processed foods are the leading cause of obesity. Highly processed foods include: fast
foods, fried foods, high amounts of sugar, and artificial flavors and sweeteners. Refined sugars
include sucrose fructose and high fructose corn syrup. I know everyone loves eating fast food.
Who doesn’t like scarfing down Chick Fil A? You may not notice immediate side effects of
eating highly processed and fried food but in the long run it will cause a lot of problems, for
example NAFLD. One of the main ways to fight fatty liver disease is through a healthy diet. This
diet includes: organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The quantity of food you eat isn’t as
important as the quality of food you eat. If you want to lose weight in the process you need to
manage your macro and micro nutrients. In simple words eat less calories than you can burn in a
day. The average person burns around 2000 calories a day. Eating greens such as kale, broccoli,
and spinach are good ways to lose weight and to eat clean. These vegetables can help prevent the
buildup of fat in the liver. 1 If you are on a Mediterranean diet you can reduce the fat in your liver
without losing weight. A Mediterranean diet consists of consuming almost no carbs, no refined
sugars, high amounts of fish, high vegetables, and high fiber. The European Prospective
Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort did a study regarding the intake of sugar of
people’s diets. The study showed that the risk of liver cancer was increased by almost 50% for
every 50 grams of sugar consumed in a day. On the contrary, the Mediterranean diet pattern
reduced the odds of liver cancer. 2 Therefore, if you have fatty liver disease you need to stop
drinking alcohol and clean up your diet. You will be surprised how much better you will feel by
eating clean and staying healthy.

 

Sources:

  • Watson, Stephanie. 12 Foods to Help Fatty Liver Reversal. Health Line, 2017,
    www.healthline.com/health/fatty-liver- diet#overview1.
  • 2. Romero-Gómez, Manuel, et al. “Treatment of NAFLD with diet, physical activity and
    exercise.” Journal of Hepatology, vol. 67, no. 4, 2017, pp. 829–846.,
    doi:10.1016/j.jhep.2017.05.016.
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