Awareness about the quantity and quality of fast food, saturated with salt and boiling oil,
slowly kills the liver of adults and children, is the first critical step in re-thinking weekly meal plans .
Once diagnosed with liver disease, your goal is to help the organ return to it’s normal functions, it’s ability to process everything that you eat and drink. A healthy lifestyle can help you feel your best and help your body cope with it’s disease. By eating
healthy and doing physical activity in moderation you will:
- Give your body the energy it needs to work well.
- Boost your immune system.
- Help your liver renew itself.
Eat Well….Enjoy the Healing Power of Food Keep your energy level up by eating smaller meals and snacks more often. Organs filled with sodium must be flushed with foods high in Potassium: Sweet Potatoes, Baked Potato; Yogurt; Clams, Halibut; Lima, White and Soy Beans: Prunes, Kiwi, Bananas.
- Add, 6-8 glasses of water a day will assist in purifying the body from excess sodium and toxin’s.
- Enjoy light to moderate physical activity, such as walking, swimming, gardening
- Build up slowly to 30 to 60 minutes of activity, at least 4 times a week.
- Avoid food poisoning by storing and preparing foods safely. Wash your hands often.
- Talk to your health care provider if depression affects your ability to eat well.
Decrease some of the symptoms and the side effects of any treatments, such as feeling tired and sick by following a healthy diet.
Carbohydrates: Whole grains, fruits and vegetables
Fat: Healthy oils such as: Extra Virgin Olive, Canola oil, Avocado and Smart Balance oils. Omega 3, 6 reduces the inflammation in the liver: Fish, Walnuts, Flaxseed
Protein: Fish (3 x’s / wk), Poultry, Lean Meat
What your body does not need
1. Avoid alcohol.
2. Avoid foods that contain trans fat. Trans Fat must be 0 grams.
3. No more pretzels , chips, popcorn, french fries, cheese, certain meats, soy sauce and Avoid Sports Drinks. Salt, canned and processed foods must be limited.
Tasty fast food can happen in your own kitchen! After reflecting on the latest research consider preparing any of these healthy 7 Easy Recipes under 7 minutes!
Keep in communication with your doctor and dietitian so that neccessary adjustments can be made accordingly to your diet and physical activity plans.
By: K. Crocker