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Fatty Liver Disease Do’s And Don’ts
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Fatty Liver Disease Do’s And Don’ts

Fatty liver disease affects around 35% of all individuals within the Western World. That's one in three people. This could quite easily be a lot higher as initially there can be no symptoms. One of the main contributors to this disease is being overweight.

The easiest thing to do is go on a diet. A word of warning as crash dieting and rapid weight loss diets can give you further problems and in some cases can actually cause fatty liver disease.

A lot of cases of this disease start with an inflamed liver and then progress slowly over time to liver scaring (liver cirrhosis). The good thing about the liver is that it can rejuvenate itself providing you take appropriate action.

If you suffer from liver disease or just want to have a bit of a detox, here are some do’s and don’ts.

- Get more exercise. Preferably resistance exercises as these, in recent studies, have proven to help improve a fatty liver.

- Eat raw vegetables. These are high in fibre and vitamins and in general will help you lose weight especially if you can substitute your favourite sweet thing for a raw vegetable.

- Drink more water. We all know this is beneficial for our bodies. Drinking sufficient water will help the liver and kidneys do their thing a lot easier.

- Avoid dairy products. Cheese, milk and yogurt assist inflammation. To give your liver the assistance it needs you need to stop eating these for a while.

- Cut down on the amount of red meat as this is harmful for your liver.

- Eat more fruit especially berries. Some fruits are better than others and if you have diabetes, which incidentally is linked with fatty liver disease, you need to avoid fruit that is high in fructose.

- Don’t smoke, avoid pharmacy drugs. The liver has to filter out the toxins left by these and by reducing its work load it will have more resources to heal itself.

There are a number of other foods and natural supplements that you can take to help your liver.

One of these is Artichokes.

The artichoke has two antioxidents that are extremely beneficial in helping the regeneration of liver tissue and they are Cynarin and Silymarin. For years artichokes have been used in alternative medicine for liver disease and it is only recently that scientific studies have shown that these antioxidants work.

They also help the digestive system, are a natural diuretic and have been known to improve gallbladder functionality.

There are also a few Green Teas that have antioxidants in them that can drastically improve liver functionality. These are more commonly classified as weight loss teas but the Chinese and Japanese have been drinking these for centuries as aids for digestion and detox.

Even if you haven’t got fatty liver disease it never hurts to give this organ a break from working so hard. Many people will have a period of detox and this can be as extreme as fasting for a few months or simply incorporating a few liver cleansing foods into their diet.

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