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Diet Chart For liver disease

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2024


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Liver plays a vital role in the human body. It is the largest internal organ and also the largest gland present in the body. The benefits of this organ includes secreting bile juice to intestines, generating proteins that are responsible for blood clotting, etc., This very important organ fails to function when there is no proper diet or inappropriate substances are consumed.

The major reason for liver disease is contributed by consuming alcohol. The symptoms of a patient affected with liver disease are nausea, vomiting, weakness and even jaundice. Therefore, to protect the liver from being harmed or to reduce the effects, a healthy liver disease diet should be maintained.

The liver disease diet should strictly exclude:

  1. The consumption of alcohols.
  2. Also, there are drugs that are harmful for the organ as well as the body metabolism.
  3. Foods containing saturated fats, or highly salted or sugary items should be avoided.

To increase metabolism and healthiness of the body:

  1. lots of fruits and vegetables should be consumed.
  2. Little quantity of garlic can activate the liver enzymes.
  3. Drinking water keeps the body hydrated and thus, reduces weakness.
  4. A well maintained diet plan helps a lot.

Diet Chart

Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Utappam 2+ 1 tbs green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 cup boilled channa
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+ Soya chunk curry1/2 cup+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup+ small cup low fat curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit( Include different colored fruits. Don't stick with particular one.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Broken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Mix veg Poha 1 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit( Include different colored fruits. Don't stick with particular one.
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)3 Chappati+ 1/2 cup cluster beans subji+ Fish curry(100g fish) 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup coffee + 2 biscuits ( Nutrichoice or Digestiva or Oatmeal.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti / chappathi+Ridge guard subji 1/2 cup.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Vegetable Oats Upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)plane low fat Yoghurt with raw vegetables / grilled vegetables -1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1/2 cup rice + 2 medium chappati+1/2 cup Kidney beans curry+ Snake guard subji 1/2 cup.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup boilled channa+ light tea 1 cup.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti/ chapati+ 1/2 cup mix veg curry
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)2 Slice brown bread.+1 slice low fat cheese+1Boiled egg white+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit( Include different colored fruits. Don't stick with particular one.
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Veg pulav rice 1 cup+ 1/2 cup Soya Chunk curry+ 1/2 cup Low fat curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup light coffee + 2 wheat rusk.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 roti/ Chapathi+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)4 Idli + Sambar 1/2 cup/ 1 table spoon Gren chutney/ Tomato Chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)green gram sprouts 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)3 Roti+1/2 cup salad + Fish curry ( 100 gm fish)+ 1/2 cup cabbage subji.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit( Include different colored fruits. Don't stick with particular one.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti / chappathi.+ Tomato subji 1/2 cup.
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Chappati 3 + 1/2 cup
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1/2 cup boilled black channa
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+ 1/2 cup Dhal+ Palak subji 1/2 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit( Include different colored fruits. Don't stick with particular one.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Broken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Methi Parata 2+ 1 tbs green chutney.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)plane Yoghurt with raw vegetables / grilled vegetables -1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+ chicken curry( 150 gm chicken+ 1 cup cucumber salad.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Cup light coffee+ Brown rice flakes poha 1 cup.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Wheat dosa 3 + 1/2 cup Bitter guard subji.

Food Items To Limit

  1. Processed and refined foods : French fries, chips, pretzels, cookies, cakes, donuts, candies, processed jellies and jams high in sugar, soft drinks, white bread
  2. Deep fried foods – especially if you have gallbladder disease
  3. Fast food and takeout food
  4. Omega-6 non-essential fatty acid (arachidonic acid) – fatty red meats, some dairy products (not explained), preserved meats, deep fried food, processed foods and hydrogenated oil
  5. Tea – restrict to 2-3 cups a day
  6. Coffee – restrict to 1 cup a day. If you use decaffeinated coffee make sure chemicals haven’t been used to remove the caffeine
  7. Alcohol – preferably don’t drink, but if you do don’t drink more than 3-4 glasses of alcohol per week
  8. Dairy products (milk, butter, cheese, cream, flavored yogurt, ice cream, full cream-chocolate)

Do's And Dont's

Do's & Dont's :

  1. Begin minimizing the toxins in your life which you can control – stop the use of perfumes and colognes, tobacco and harsh cleaning products.
  2. Then stop using items you ingest that can be harmful to the liver – alcohol, smoke, pesticides, unfiltered water, preservatives, heavy metal fish, switching to more natural personal care and cleaning products
  3. Start removing foods that can be taxing on the liver – processed foods, sugar, poor-quality oils, and red meat.
  4. Add in more liver-friendly food items – fruits and vegetables, fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt.
  5. Look to incorporate liver-friendly herbs like garlic and turmeric.
  6. Increase your water intake; staying hydrated will help flush the liver of toxins and aid in the liver detox.


Food Items You Can Easily Consume

  1. Fruits & Vegetables : Raw vegetable juice, soon after waking, Drink a fresh juice at least 4 times a week while on the Liver Cleansing Diet.
  2. Seasonal fruits and dried fruit
  3. Vegetables containing phytochemicals – carrots, pumpkins, bell peppers, beets
  4. Whole grain pasta and spaghetti, made from whole wheat
  5. Brown Rice
  6. Legumes (beans, peas, lentils), including soy products such as tofu, soy bean burgers, soymilk yogurt. Include sprouted legumes
  7. Seeds and nuts including coconut cream. Include sprouted seeds.
  8. Omega-6 essential fatty acids including cold pressed sesame, safflower, cotton, and sunflower seeds and oil; corn and corn oil; soybeans; raw nuts; legumes; leafy greens
  9. If you want something sweet, use fresh raw fruits, sun-dried fruits
  10. Fruit-based fruit sorbet without sugar


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Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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