Cirrhosis Diet: What To Eliminate

Cirrhosis Diet: What To Eliminate

When planning a Cirrhosis diet, it’s important to know what to eat and what not to eat. In this two part article, I will outline what my research has told me about the foods you should and should not include in your daily diet plans.

Your body can adjust, to a certain point, to what you put into it. This should empower you by showing that you do have a certain degree of control over your liver’s improvement.

It’s very important to know what to eat as well as what not to eat. This article will begin with the “dont’s” of planning your food and drink intake.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that alcohol is a great big no-no when you have a problem with your liver. Imagine you’re pulling your liver up a hill to the top where it will feel better. When you pour alcohol down that hill, you make things slippery and, consequently, it’s harder to get your liver up the hill, over the hump and in better shape.

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Take a look at any of the packaging of the foods you commonly get at the grocery. Now look at the sodium content of it. Now look at the percentage of your daily intake that food represents.

So much of our food is full of salt, but if you’re planning a Cirrhosis diet, you should understand that it’s extra important for you to cut back on salt- it’s just extra stress on your already overworked liver.

Here’s a great tip for you if you love salt: try some seasonings (look at the labels to check for salt) that add flavor without stressing out your liver. You might actually be surprised at how good these seasonings taste and not miss the salty flavor at all.

Lastly for this article, when planning your meals be sure to take into consideration the fat content of your diet. There’s good fat and bad fat, but you want to monitor and regulate your total fat intake.

Of course, you want mostly the good fats like Omega 3’s instead of saturated fats. If you like to snack, consider certain nuts as a filling snack that have the good fats you’re after. Eating the good fats is good for your system overall, not to mention your liver. Be sure to give your body what it needs to heal itself quickly and effectively.

To sum up, be sure to avoid these three things in the interest of your liver:

  • Aclohol
  • Salt
  • Bad fats

So, in this article, we’ve talked about some of the “don’ts” of planning your new diet. Next time, we’ll talk about some of the “do’s”. Good luck to you and feel better!

-Jim

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