Overview & Description
A diet for liver disease provides the vitamins and minerals needed to stay healthy. It also limits nutrients that willcause further liver damage.
A healthy liver is like a processing plant. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins,and minerals all go to the liver where they are broken down and stored. Later,they are remade into whatever the body needs and carried through thebloodstream to wherever they will be used.
Even when the liver is damaged, these nutrients still come to the liver afterthey have been digested. But, once they arrive, the liver cannot process themand they build up. This build-up causes more liver damage.
As a result, what a person with liver disease eats is very important. Thisdiet needs to provide nutrients without causing further harm to the liver.This type of diet would include:
People with liver disease should also seek the guidance from a physician andregistered dietitian, for individualized medical nutrition therapy.
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