Liver performs hundreds of different functions in the body ranging from producing bile for digestion to removing toxins from the body. Modern lifestyle is putting a lot of strain on the liver causing liver diseases.
Excessive consumption of alcohol causes alcohol-induced fatty liver disease and eating junk foods cause nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. In both these kinds of fatty liver diseases,fat builds up over the liver making it vulnerable to inflammation and scarring.
There normally is some fat in the liver but any build up above 5-10% is considered fatty liver disease. You can control your fatty liver disease with the help of many natural remedies.
Some people with fatty level may experience fatigue, loose appetite and general abdominal discomfort, but most people in their early stages may not feel any symptoms of fatty liver.
Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity are big risk factors to damage your liver. Healthy eating habits and some lifestyle changes can gradually reduce fat build up on the liver. Medical science doesn't yet have a treatment which can completely cure fatty liver disease.
Lifestyle Change of Fatty liver Disease
liver is a self repairing organ particularly when the catalysts that are trying to damage it are removed. Resort to a healthy lifestyle and improve the health of your liver.
- Healthy Diet: Give up all kinds of junk foods and start eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. This will not only reduce pressure on your liver to remove toxins, but will also improve overall.
- Exercise: If you are leading a sedentary life, then a 30-40 minutes of daily exercise will make a big difference in your life. Improved blood circulation due to exercise will improve functioning of all the internal vital organs of the body including liver. Depending on you age and other factors, it is better to check with your doctor before you begin exercise to ensure best results.
- Cholesterol Control: Cholesterol is an indicator of fat content in the blood which sooner or later are going to get deposited in the arteries and the liver. If you are cholesterol or triglyceride levels are high then plant based diet and exercise will help it to bring back to normal conditions, which will help reduce fat build up on the liver.
- Diabetes Control: Diabetes type 2 is a lifestyle disorder. Diabetes slowly retards the efficiency of every internal organ finally leading to death. Make changes in you diet, exercise and take medication to ensure that the diabetes remains in control.
In addition to all the above, you also need to give up those things that damage liver. Give up alcohol, do not take those medications whose side effect is liver damage. Ask your doctor to provide alternatives.
With Such care and lifestyle changes your will help your liver to self repair.
Fatty liver Disease Food Remedies
In addition to the general guidelines to eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains, the following food items in specific will help.
1. Indian Gooseberry
Indian gooseberry is popularly known as Amla in India is a very rich source of Vitamin C. All food items that contain Vitamin C are good for liver functioning. You can add amla pieces in salad, or add in the curd to eat it.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps the liver in its function of removing toxins faster. It metabolizes the fat easily.
YOu can consume Apple Cider Vinegar in many different ways. One of the simplest ways is to add a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water. Mix it well and drink it. Another way is to Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of honey to make a syrup and drink it.
Licorice is a very powerful remedy to cure many liver diseases. It is particularly useful in treating non alcoholic fatty liver disease.
You can make tea of licorice by grinding licorice to make powder and adding it in the boiling water. Drink it 2 times a day.
4. Flax Seeds
Flaxseed contain Omega3 fatty acids and other phytochemicals which improves functioning of the liver to handle hormones and fat in much better way.
Add crushed flax seeds to your salad and eat it.
5. Papaya Seed
Both Papaya and its seeds are good for liver health. Papaya helps in burning dietary fats which generally build up on the liver causing fatty liver disease.
Eat a 200gms of papaya pulp daily/ You can cut ripe papaya in slices and eat.
Grind dried papaya seeds and fill them in a glass container. Take a pinch of these dried papaya seeds powder in one tablespoon of lemon and a teaspoon of honey. Mix it well and drink. YOu can add water if the lemon taste is too sour.