If you want a healthy liver, just convert your food into energy. To stop liver damage from hepatitis, begin with a stable diet. People with hepatitis need to go behind a healthy lifestyle to reduce risk to the liver. Start protecting your liver by paying more awareness to take nutrition.
For upcoming World Hepatitis Day 2018, being the Best Heart Hospital in Chennai, Venkataeswara Hospitals sharing some advice to stop liver damage from hepatitis.
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What is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis is a liver inflammation caused by viral infection or toxins like alcohol or drugs. Types of hepatitis — A, B, C, D, and E — are contracted in various ways. Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common. There are also two other forms known as hepatitis D and hepatitis E. Here hepatitis A and B are vaccine-preventable infections, but no vaccine exists for hepatitis C.
People with hepatitis need to follow below diet:
- Non-fat Dairy Products
- Plenty of Vegetables and Fruits
- Whole Grains such as Barley, Brown Rice, Oats, and Quinoa
- Lean protein such as beans, skinless chicken, fish, and egg whites
- Healthy fats like those in avocados, nuts, and olive oil
Our Venkataeswara Hospital doctors always recommend to intake well-balanced by following quantity. Half of the plate should contain fruits and vegetables, one-quarter should contain lean protein sources, and one-quarter of the plate should contain high-fiber carbohydrates like whole grains.
Things not to eat or Drink
Remember that an unhealthy diet increases the risk of liver damage. If you intake too much high-calorie foods, you’ll gain weight and fat will begin to develop in your liver. Fat in your liver can also interfere with the efficiency of drugs that target the hepatitis virus.
Things to Avoid:
- Foods with high Salt Content
- Cookies, soda, cake, and packaged baked goods
- Fried Foods, butter, fatty cuts of meat, sour cream, and other high-fat dairy foods
Other Protection for Liver
It is important to take special precautions to protect liver damage against any disease that would increase the risk. Our Multispeciality Hospital in Chennai advises everyone to Wash all fruits, meats, vegetables to remove any harmful residues, and wash your hands carefully before and after handling foods.
On the other hand, you have to make sure that you don’t take too much of certain vitamins and minerals, since some vitamins and minerals can cause liver damage. They are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B3 (niacin)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
However, you should always consult with your doctor before trying any supplement or certain vitamins and minerals, especially if you have hepatitis.