DIET CHART FOR FATTY LIVER DISEASE
INTRODUCTION In a healthy body, liver helps to remove toxins and produces bile to maintain the digestion. Some amount of fat is required in the liver but when the fat content is too high in the liver the condition is termed as fatty liver. In this condition, the diet that contains a low-fat, less calorie, complex carbohydrates, high-fiber, and protein can reduce the risk of fatty liver disease.
DAILY DIET SCHEDULE EARLY MORNING One glass of water + 1 tsp. Fenugreek seeds / Barley water BREAKFAST Broken Wheat Porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Semolina (Veg Upma) / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg Poha (Rice flakes) / Besan Pancake (Gram flour) / Veg Oats / Veg Idli / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal
(1- Egg - white part only occasionally) MID-MORNING Fruits / Salad / Coconut water LUNCH Plain chapatti / Missi roti / Boiled Rice / Veg / Dal + Curd + Steamed salad
Grilled Fish / Chicken (any one) (once a week) EVENING Herbal Tea / Green tea / Roasted Chana + Rice flakes / Sprouts PRE DINNER Veg / Chicken Soups (Home-made) DINNER Plain chapatti / Missi chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg + Dal + Steamed salad
DIET INSTRUCTIONS CEREALS TO BE CONSUMED Whole wheat flour, Oats, Whole grains cereals, Porridge, Soybean, Brown rice, Rice flakes, Puffed rice, Millet, Quinoa. Chapatti Ratio - Wheat flour (50%) + Soybean (25%) + Millet (25%) TO BE AVOIDED Refine flour and products made from it, Corns. PULSES TO BE CONSUMED All Pulses and Lentils TO BE AVOIDED Frozen pulses FRUITS TO BE CONSUMED All fruits TO BE AVOIDED Coconut, Mango, Sapodilla, Dates, Banana, All frozen and canned fruits. VEGETABLES TO BE CONSUMED All vegetables include Dark green leafy especially Spinach and Kale, Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrots, Onion, Garlic, Beans, Cabbage, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Round gourd, Bitter gourd, Cauliflower, Bell peppers, Red pepper, Green peas, Potatoes, and Parsley. TO BE AVOIDED Yam, Sweet potatoes, Taro roots, Jackfruit, Dried beans, Eggplant, Chili peppers, over cooked or Baked vegetables. FLESH FOODS TO BE CONSUMED Eggs white part only, Roasted or Grilled, Lean meat, cold fish like sardines, salmon and tuna (occasionally in a limited quantity). TO BE AVOIDED Fish fried in suitable oil, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Very lean minced meat, Turkey, Veal, Rabbit, Egg yolk, Fish roe, Mutton, Duck, Goose, Hot dogs, Meat pies, Organ meat like Liver, Kidney, Chest, Red meat, Smoked and canned fish. SPICES TO BE CONSUMED Fennel, Turmeric, Cumin, Thyme, Black pepper, Coriander, Rock Salt (limited), Cardamom, Cinnamon, Fenugreek. TO BE AVOIDED Table Salt (Avoid excessive intake) DAIRY PRODUCTS TO BE CONSUMED Low-fat milk (Occasionally), Curd, Low-fat yogurt. TO BE AVOIDED Whole milk and cream, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Cocoa butter, Full-fat yoghurt, Cottage cheese. DRYFRUITS AND SEEDS TO BE CONSUMED Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts, Almonds TO BE AVOIDED Cashew nuts, Pistachio, Peanuts, Raisins FATS TO BE CONSUMED Olive oil, Canola oil, Cow ghee, Rice bran oil, Soybean oil, Mustard oil TO BE AVOIDED Trans fat foods, Butter, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Hydrogenated oil PREPARED FOODS TO BE CONSUMED Homemade only, Jaggery TO BE AVOIDED All bakery products or processed, Cakes, Biscuits, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, White sugar, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Deep fried foods, All Spicy foods, Junk foods, Too much salty food, Buttered popcorn, Soya sauce. DRINKS TO BE CONSUMED Coconut water, Buttermilk, Home-made soups, Green tea, Beetroot juice, Herbal tea, Aloe Vera juice, Gooseberry juice, Pomegranate juice, Barley water TO BE AVOIDED Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, Canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Hot chocolate drinks, Diet soda, Coffee, Tea
HOME REMEDIES FENUGREEK SEEDS Soak around one to two teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Strain and drink water in the morning on an empty stomach. Try to chew seeds along with water. HERBAL TEA Boil 1/2 tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it's reduced to 1 cup. Drink one or two time in a day. TULSI GINGER TEA Boil 1-2 Ginger slices, 4-5 Basil leaves, 1/2 tsp. of Turmeric in 2 cups of water till it's reduced to 1 cup. Consume this tea once or twice a day. FLAXSEED Roasted Flax seed 1 tsp. with normal water, in a day.
DIET TIPS Walk for at least 30-45 min is recommended. Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices. Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast 6 almonds soaked per day Water intake should be increased at least 8-10 glass regularly Cleanliness and hygiene should be maintained.
NOTE If you are a Diabetic patient then the food high in sugar should be avoided and intake of suitable fats and oils should be strictly limited.