Your liver processes everything you put in your body, and healthy eating can help keep it in tip-top shape. This is especially important if you’re living with hepatitis C.
1. Choose Low-Fat Foods
Fatty liver disease is a growing problem. Avoid saturated and trans fats.
2. Ease Up on the Sweets
Too much sugar is just as bad as too much fat.
3. Cut Back on Sodium
Too much can lead to high blood pressure and fluid buildup.
4. Stock Up on Fruits and Veggies
Eat a rainbow of colors to get a variety of vitamins and minerals.
5. Aim for Complex Carbs
Go for whole grains, brown rice and beans, and avoid white foods.
6. Balance Your Proteins
Proteins are essential, but more is not necessarily better for your liver.
7. Cook Your Shellfish
Raw shellfish may contain bacteria that’s harmful to your liver.
8. Don’t Skimp on Water
Drink enough so your urine is clear, not dark yellow.
9. Ditch the Alcohol
Even moderate drinking can be risky for people with liver disease.
10. Enjoy Your Coffee
Coffee, especially with caffeine, is good for the liver, but don’t let it interfere with your sleep.