If you feel tired, it can be a warning sign of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little or no alcohol. The main characteristic of NAFLD is that too much fat is stored in liver cells. Although it has become increasingly common around the world, little is known about the symptoms and causes of NAFLD.
Some people with NAFLD may also develop nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an aggressive form of fatty liver disease with inflammation of the liver. NASH can progress to advanced scarring (cirrhosis) and even liver failure. The effects of NAFLD are similar to the damage caused by excessive alcohol consumption.
Swollen belly, enlarged blood vessels under the skin, larger than normal breasts in men, red palms, yellowish eyes and skin, due to a condition called jaundice, are some of the common symptoms of NASH or cirrhosis.
If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms, seeing a doctor can help you diagnose and treat liver disease early.
Specific foods that may be helpful for people with fatty liver disease are:
According to a study published in Advanced Biomedical Research, garlic powder supplements have been shown to help reduce body weight and body fat in people with NAFLD.
Foods High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
In a research article titled “Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Meta-Analysis,” consuming omega-3 fatty acids may improve liver fat and high-lipoprotein cholesterol levels. density. Salmon, flax seeds, sardines and walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
The antioxidants found in green tea may help improve fatty liver symptoms.
Whole vegetables are known to be beneficial for people with fatty liver disease. Long-term consumption of broccoli can control fat accumulation in the liver
Soy protein contains antioxidants called isoflavones which help reduce fat in the body and increase our sensitivity to insulin.
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