Food & Your Liver
Complications from advanced liver disease can be serious. However, researchers have discovered that munching on dark chocolate could prevent a serious cirrhosis complication.
By looking at the facts about artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup and table sugar, those with liver disease can make informed choices about how to best eat their sweets.
Further confirming nutrition’s role in liver health, many are experiencing a connection between gluten intolerance and liver disease.
To keep soft drinks fresh and prevent harmful bacteria from growing, sodium benzoate has been used in soft drinks for many years. However, discover why this common preservative has been implicated in being a detriment to our health – and find out how you can help minimize any potential toxic and mitochondrial damage from sodium benzoate.
Learn why the most basic of beverages is also your best choice for healthful drinking, particularly when living with chronic liver disease.
The potential health benefits of drinking a daily glass of red wine now include fatty liver disease prevention. However, alcohol’s risk for inflaming liver disease prohibits endorsement of this experimental strategy.
In our modern society of quick food preparation, the microwave reigns within many households. Food that historically took hours to prepare can now take nearly minutes in a microwave, allowing for a greater range of nutritional consumption for a person on-the-go. However, a great deal of mystery surrounds its safety. Since the device’s entrance into the market, qualms have circulated about the potential harm of microwaving food in plastic containers or wrapping. Read on to discover four tips for microwaving safely with containers or wraps – tips that will help minimize any additional toxin load on your liver.
Upon being diagnosed with cirrhosis, physicians typically advise their patients to completely avoid, or significantly restrict, sodium intake. Learn why eliminating foods with salt from your diet is absolutely necessary if you’re living with cirrhosis – and find out some helpful hints on how to minimize salt intake.
A recent study was conducted on how green tea impacts a fatty liver. Discover why experts now encourage those living with fatty liver disease to make drinking this beverage a daily ritual.
We all know that eating your vegetables is good for you. Unfortunately, they occasionally transmit a hepatitis virus. Especially if already living with liver disease, learn how to reduce this risk so you can benefit from the healthfulness of vegetables.
Living with chronic liver disease means working to preserve and maintain the health of your liver. Learn how lifestyle adjustments, such as limiting your intake of processed meat, can help reduce the risk of further damaging your liver.
The food choices we make every day impact the health of our liver. Discover how flavoring your food affects liver function and what combination of tastes best support a healthy liver.
According to the American Beverage Association, nearly 30 percent of the total beverages consumed in 2005 were carbonated soft drinks, easily making soda America’s most popular drink. Anyone concerned with the health of their liver should read this article to learn why soda should not be their drink of choice.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, there are several factors to consider when giving and receiving the traditional gift of the holiday: chocolate. Discover what types of chocolate you can enjoy while still supporting the health of your liver.
While they have long been recognized as a delicious fruit highly concentrated in vitamin C, new research demonstrates how mandarin oranges can help prevent cancer in those with liver disease. Learn why mandarin oranges should be added to the shopping list of anyone interested in protecting and support their liver.
The liver is responsible for keeping potentially harmful substances that enter our system out of our blood supply. Some of these substances are obvious, while others may be a surprise to even the most health conscious among us. Discover five such items that may be threatening your liver and learn the signs of exposure to them.
With new research pointing to coffee’s ability to minimize the advancement of liver disease, there’s even more reason for those with liver concerns to enjoy their favorite morning blend of brew.
We often seek relief from stress in the foods we eat. Unfortunately, we often make the wrong choice in comfort foods, and add further stress to our livers in the process. Liver disease patients cannot afford to make the wrong food choices. Learn which foods can help you effectively handle stress and support your liver.
Precisely balanced protein, carbohydrate and fat intake ratios are essential when battling liver disease. While popular diets are marketed as the supreme path to health and weight loss, learn why a physician-directed diet is the best plan for managing liver disease.