There are currently no drugs available to treat NAFLD. Diet and lifestyle changes are among the most effective ways to manage this condition.
Diet for fatty liver should include fruits and vegetables, high-fibre plants like legumes and whole grains. One must avoid alcohol, red meat, fried foods which are high in fat and calories, food items with added sugar such as candy, cookies, sodas, and fruit juices as it increases the amount of fat buildup in the liver.
Another thing which should be kept in mind is that consuming too much salt can increase the risk of NAFLD. FDA recommends limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams per day. People who have high blood pressure should limit salt intake to no more than 1,500 mg per day. White bread, rice, and pasta is usually highly processed, and items made from it can raise your blood sugar more than whole grains, due to a lack of fibre.
Also, add vitamins and minerals to your diet. Vitamin D should be consumed by patients with NAFLD, as low levels may play a role in worsening the fatty liver disease. Sunlight is the best source of it. Low levels of potassium are also linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Fish, veggies like broccoli, peas, sweet potatoes, fruits such as bananas, kiwi, and apricots, and dairy foods like milk and yoghurt are also high in potassium. Lastly, betaine protects your liver from fatty deposits, but research results are not yet conclusive. You can find it in shrimp.
Exercise can actually cut the amount of fat in your liver, and therefore it must become a part of your routine. Losing weight could lower the fat in your liver and lower inflammation and the odds of injury to your liver cells. You might even reverse some of the damage. However, rapid weight loss might make things worse. You should opt for weight loss surgery only if your doctor suggests it.
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