How To Reverse Fatty Liver Syndrome
It comes as no surprise that bad lifestyle choices can have detrimental consequences for our health. One of the most serious of those results comes in the form of fatty liver disease.
Healthy livers do have some amount of fat in them naturally. It is when that fat becomes over 10% (or more) of the liver’s volume that you suffer from fatty liver disease.
It is estimated that over 20% of US citizens suffer from fatty liver syndrome.
There is no medication that can help, but, thankfully, there are lifestyle changes that can help you restore your liver function and health.
What is Fatty Liver Syndrome?
The liver’s main job in your body is to remove dangerous substances and to filter blood. When the liver becomes fatty, fat cells take the place of functional liver cells.
There are two types of fatty liver disease:
- Alcoholic Fatty Liver
- Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver
Alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by excess alcohol consumption.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver can be caused by various factors, including an unhealthy lifestyle and genetic predisposition.
Thankfully, although fatty liver syndrome is a very serious problem in the modern world, there are things you can do to get better…
Adopting a Liver-Friendly Lifestyle
To get your liver’s health back on track, you should:
- Stop Drinking Alcohol: Alcohol is very dangerous for the liver, especially if yours isn’t healthy in the first place. If you want to regain a healthier liver function, it is time to replace those boozy drinks with fresh juices and good old water. Removing alcohol from your diet can have miraculous effects on its own.
- Lose Excess Weight: When you go on a successful fat-loss diet you can improve the fat content of your liver as well. You should be careful not to lose more than 1-2 pounds per week with a healthy weight loss diet rich in vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein.
- Reduce Carbohydrates in Your Diet: The liver converts all the extra sugars you eat into fats. This is why it is very important to reduce your overall consumption of sugary foods. Anything that contains white flour, crystallized sugar or corn syrup is a big no-no if you want to help your liver get healthy.
- Eat Colorful Vegetables: Whether you choose to consume raw vegetable juices or to eat more salads, consumption of plant fibers and the vitamins contained in vegetables are very important in helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle.
- Take a Milk Thistle Supplement: Milk Thistle is often used as a natural remedy to improve liver health problems like hepatitis or jaundice. Also known as St. Mary’s Thistle, this simple plant can help improve your liver function.
Making all these changes might seem a bit too much at first, so taking small healthy steps might help you stick to your new, liver-friendly lifestyle. Add vegetables to your favorite meals, find healthy replacements for snacks and remember that this is all for your happy, healthy future!
Originally posted 2019-03-25 00:56:52.