In all the recent info I’ve been sharing about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about diet and lifestyle!
👉In case you missed my post about the 7 root causes of fatty liver, you may want to take a peek back at that one—because all the ideas listed here relate to at least one or more of those causes.
Here are some diet and lifestyle considerations for anybody at risk for fatty liver disease.
1️⃣Eat for Blood Sugar Balance. Insulin resistance is central to the development of fatty liver, so avoiding a sugary diet is a top priority. Looking for a liver-friendly diet? Consider the Mediterranean Diet—high in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats.
2️⃣Cut Alcohol. The term “nonalcoholic” fatty liver can be confusing because it implies that alcohol is not involved. But even modest amounts of alcohol can put a strain on the liver. Best case scenario is to dramatically reduce or even eliminate alcohol altogether.
3️⃣Exercise Regularly. The main conventional approach to fatty liver is weight loss. Exercise is key to weight loss and will help support blood sugar and fatty acid metabolism.
4️⃣Live Clean. Your liver has to process every chemical, pesticide, and environmental pollutant that enters your body. Choosing organic foods and chemical-free products can decrease the burden, support mitochondrial health, and give your liver a chance to heal.
The excellent news? Your body has an amazing capacity to heal. Fatty liver can be reversed—as long as it has not progressed too far and you TAKE ACTION.
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