How to Prevent Fatty Liver?
How to Prevent Fatty Liver? Erk said, “A change in diet is a must, especially against fatty liver, which is a serious disease that can lead to cirrhosis over time.”
The liver, the most important detox organ of the body, strengthens immunity. It cleanses toxins, alcohol and drugs from the body and removes aged blood cells from the circulation. It helps digestion and absorption by synthesizing and secreting bile. It is the regulatory organ of cholesterol and lipid metabolism. It is also a storage place for sugar, iron, vitamins and minerals. So how can fatty liver, which threatens such a vital organ, be prevented?
Here is Internal Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Osman Erk’s answer …
IT IS A DANGEROUS DISEASE
One of the most common chronic diseases in our society is fatty liver. Drugs used with liver diseases such as alcohol consumption, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, Hepatitis B and C increase the risk of fatty liver. Fatty liver is the beginning of the process that will lead to cirrhosis and even liver failure.
THE MOST IMPORTANT REASONS
Unhealthy diet is the most important cause of fatty liver. Foods and beverages made of corn syrup rich in fructose, a diet rich in processed and trans fats and excessive calorie intake cause fat in the belly area first and then in the liver. In cases of excessive calorie intake, carbohydrates and proteins are stored in the body as glycogen and fat. Under normal circumstances, insulin acts as a hormone that stores fat. When insulin resistance occurs, this situation reverses, large amounts of free fatty acids enter the body and are transported to the liver.
LUBRICATES DIABETES AND OBESITY
50-100 percent of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are obese. Again, 50 percent of patients with Type II diabetes have fatty liver. 20-80 percent of those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have high cholesterol and triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). The vast majority of people with fatty liver have insulin resistance.
HERE WAYS OF PROTECTION
Do n’t drink alcohol
■ Sports made
■ lost weight
■ Eat fruits and vegetables rich in fiber. Especially eat artichokes (contain hepatitis protective silymarin, plus fiber, magnesium, folate and vitamin C) and eat oligofructose-rich vegetables (such as chicory, onion, garlic, artichoke, asparagus)
■ Eating fatty meat
■ Eat less fat-rich nuts n Excessive carbohydrate and sugar consumption
■ Eating delicatessen products
■ Eat natural foods
■ Avoid convenience foods in grocery stores
■ juice or consume beverage made from high fructose corn syrup
Follow a low-calorie diet
■ Using vitamin and iron preparations
■ Avoid high glycemic index potatoes, white bread and white rice.