The issue of fatty liver is attributed to the accumulation of fat inside the liver cells. The tissue of a healthy liver is partly replaced with fatty tissue. Over time, the fat will invade the healthy parts of the liver reducing the volume of healthy liver tissue. A fatty liver is characterized by being swollen, enlarged and with a yellow greasy appearance.

 

Many of the abnormal liver function test results in America, Australia, and the UK are associated with fatty liver cases. One in every five Australians and Americans will have the fatty liver condition which is also linked to type 2 diabetes, abdominal obesity, and low insulin resistance. When the fatty liver is severe, it can result in cirrhosis or even liver failure.

 

How Would You Know If You Have A Fatty Liver?

 

In most cases, people with fatty liver are not aware of the liver problem since its symptoms are not that apparent or specific and may not appear during the early stages of the liver problem. However, most of the people diagnosed with fatty liver tend to feel generally unwell, overweight, and fatigued. The most notable fatty liver symptoms include:

 

  • Excess abdominal weight

 

  • Increased triglyceride and cholesterol levels

 

  • Nausea

 

  • Fatigue

 

  • Excessive sweating

 

  • Nausea,

 

  • High body temperature

 

  • Red itchy eyes

 

  • Gallstones

 

Fatty liver diagnosis is done via a liver ultrasound and comprehensive blood test. Fortunately, the condition is treatable, thereby reversible and this can be realized via the following options:

 

  1. Eat More Vegetables, Protein, And Healthy Fats

 

Regarding natural solutions that promote liver health, it is best to stick to a diet that has more fruits and vegetables which you consume raw. They help to cleanse and repair the liver tissue thus promoting its functions of expelling fat, and toxins. For the veggies, you can cook them, but it is best to try to consume them raw. As for the fruits, it is wise to limit your consumption to around two servings a day if you have insulin resistance or high blood sugar.

 

On the other hand, eating enough proteins is essential in promoting liver health and function. Each meal should have proteins to help balance your blood sugar levels. The proteins also help reduce cravings, make you feel fuller causing you to eat less, and these play a vital role in weight loss from the abdomen. Some of the protein sources to include in your diet include legumes, meat, poultry, seeds, eggs, dairy products, seafood, whey protein powder, and nuts.

 

Avoid using margarine and vegetable oils in your meals because they can exasperate the fatty liver condition. Consider using healthy alternatives such as coconut oil, fish oil, olive oil and oils from seeds and nuts.

 

  1. Consume Soy Protein

 

Science Daily published the findings of a study done by the University of Illinois on the impact soy protein has on liver health and function that showed that it could significantly reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver as well as triglycerides in obese patients. Such an impact partially repairs liver function thereby restoring liver health.

 

According to the source, soy protein from sources such as yogurt and tofu are regarded as highly effective in combating fatty liver condition. The researchers conducted the study on obese and lean rats that were fed on soy protein or milk protein (casein) for around four months. While the diet did not have any significant difference on the lean rats, the obese ones that were fed soy protein registered a lower fat accumulation in their livers.

 

  1. Eat Less Carbohydrate

 

Research has shown that poor diet is the leading cause of this liver problem with the biggest offenders being white carbohydrates especially those made from flour, and sugary foods. The liver converts the sugar and carbs into fat which it then stores. As such, it is wise to avoid eating foods such as white bread, rice, pasta, fried potatoes, and breakfast cereals. You can check out our book on diabetes type 2 or the syndrome X to know more about how you can naturally reverse the fatty liver condition using a low carb eating plan.

 

  1. Take A Good Liver Tonic

 

Liver tonics are a bountiful supply of vitamins and antioxidants that promote liver health and function. For instance, a tonic such as St. Mary’s thistle that contains Vitamin B, amino acids and antioxidants will help with liver cell repair to facilitate detoxification and fat burning. Livatone Plus is yet another option, and it comes in capsule and powder form.

 

  1. Drink Coffee And Less Alcohol

 

That hot cup of coffee you enjoy so much in the morning or when at work can help reduce the risk of fatty liver. According to Healthline, the caffeine inhibits the degree of damage that the buildup fat by lowering the abnormal liver enzymes thus lessening the risk more in people who consume coffee than those that do not. As such, people at risk of developing fatty liver should consider taking more coffee.

 

Alcohol consumption is the second biggest concern regarding the development of fatty liver. It causes the liver cells to swell damaging them thereby leading to fatty infiltration. Reducing alcohol intake to around one drink a day with a break interval of 2 – 3 days can help lower the risk of fatty liver and reverse the condition.

 

  1. Drink Raw Vegetable Juices

 

Raw juices are an excellent supply of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Making the juice should have it comprising of 80% vegetables and 20% fruit. An all-fruit juice is a very high supply of calories and carbohydrates. Check out our book on Raw Juices to discover how to make different ones and how they can save your life.

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