What’s the Best Diet Menu to Reverse a Fatty Liver?

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According to WebMD, the best diet for fatty liver disease is one that is balanced and healthy, with limited amounts of refined carbohydrates. Mayo Clinic recommends eating plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Controlling calorie intake is important for people with fatty liver disease, according to WebMD. This source references a recent study that showed that losing 9 percent of one’s body weight can help reverse fatty liver disease. Mayo Clinic also recommends losing weight and suggests a diet low in calories coupled with regular exercise, a combination that also reduces cholesterol, a contributing factor to fatty liver disease.

Mayo Clinic recommends a plant-based diet for people with fatty liver disease, while WebMD advises affected people to avoid rapidly digested foods, such as rice, bread, grits, corn, potatoes and sugar, including the natural sugar in juice. Both high intake of alcohol and obesity can cause fatty liver disease, as Mayo Clinic explains, and both sources recommend reducing alcohol intake, even when the liver damage was not caused by alcohol.

Mayo Clinic advises controlling other conditions that can affect fatty liver disease, such as diabetes. This involves following a doctor’s recommendations regarding diet and medication and monitoring blood sugar carefully.