Avoiding Fatty Liver

Fatty liver can spring up when you least expect it like a lion setting a trap for it’s prey. It’s sneaky and can be building up within your body without warning. This liver condition is a silent killer that can cause many heart problems. It can start to build up at any age and can even affect your children. If that doesn’t scare you then I don’t know what will.

A bad diet filled with junk foods can cause fatty liver. As a result, it’s always important to keep an eye on what you and your children eat. Times have changed and now, more than ever, is the moment to make a push towards a healthier diet.

Now a days families go out to eat on a weekly basis. Consequently we are likely to consume more calories when eating out, and our waistlines fall victim to our hunger for delicious meals a quick menus order away.

However, there is a simple fix to this problem and its starts and ends with staying in and cooking fresh homemade meals rather than taking a shortcut. Everyone loves to eat out and you still can. Maybe consider going out less frequently or setting a limit for your family.

Granted, its not all gloom and doom, and as always here comes good news. It is possible to reverse fatty liver disease in it’s early stages. So take a deep breath and if you have been diagnosed with fatty liver know that you can take action as soon as today.

A little further down we will outline some ways to give your dinners a healthier touch an things you can do to help prevent fatty liver disease. First lets explain what fatty liver is and some of the negative effects this disease brings on.

What is Fatty Liver disease ?

Fatty liver disease is, simply put, the build up of fat cells within your liver. Its is most commonly causes by excessive drinking but now a days it can be found in overweight or obese people. This disease is progressive because it first begins in its simplest form and get worse overtime if left untreated.

If not taken care of early on it can progress to a more dangerous form of the disease called NASH. NASH is short for non- alcoholic steatohepatitis which mean your liver shows symptoms of inflammation. Causing significant damage to liver cells and even cell death.

A fatty liver has a yellow greasy look to it and is enlarged with fat. The more advanced your fatty liver is, the more chance you have of possible liver failure.

Some symptoms of early stage of fatty liver include pain in the upper abdomen area and fatigue. Symptoms become worse if you are in an advanced stage (NASH) of fatty liver. These symptoms include enlarged breasts in men, yellowing of skin and eyes, and red palms.

This debilitating condition inhibits the liver from performing normal tasks by causing irreversible scarring. Some heart problems NASH can trigger include diabetes, stroke, and heart attack.

Most people find out that they have fatty liver unintentionally. Your doctor might discover fatty liver through standard blood tests or a regular check up.

Fatty liver isn’t usually tested for but if you are feeling symptoms of unease or tiredness then seek a liver biopsy from your practitioner. However, a standard check up on your abdomen is usually enough to get a clear diagnosis.

5 ways to Reverse and Prevent Fatty Liver

Here comes the fun part. We have thrown together a few ways you can fight fatty liver disease and even reverse it back to normal. And no we don’t have a magical pill or a panacea for fatty liver.

You are going to have to keep your nose to the grindstone and work hard to get your liver back to healthy shape.

What’s a little intense hard work anyways, right? And, if you fail or don’t stick to the game plan then get back up and give it another go.

Having a burning desire is the only sure way to reach your goals and we challenge you to strive in preventing fatty liver. So here are 5 remedies you can use to reverse or prevent fatty liver.

1. Avoid Carbohydrates and Sugars

The biggest enemies for your liver are sugar and carbohydrates. Cutting down on these two foes are a must for your liver.

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Why you ask ? Your liver breaks down sugars and carbohydrates for energy. White flour foods especially must be avoided. Overeating carbohydrates can be lethal for the liver. The liver breaks down carbohydrates that it doesn’t need into fat.

Foods high in carbohydrates that need to be cut out of your diet include breads, pastas, cereals, and most white flour foods.

2. Cut Out Aspartame 

What is Aspartame? It is an artificial sugar found in thousands of products on the market.

Check labels and make positive of the fact that the product your buying doesn’t hold this cancer causing agent. Scientific research shows that Aspartame causes cancer. If it can cause cancer then it surly can cause fatty liver and consuming more of it on a regular basis has to be devastating for your body.

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It is scary how many foods hold aspartame and we advise that you protect yourself by avoiding them.

Beware of these foods that might contain Aspartame ranging from childrens tylenol, Vitamin products, childrens vitamin products, cold and allergy tablets, nicotine gum, all diet sodas,  artificial sweetener, jams and jellies, coffee, ice cream products, mints, gums, breath fresheners, and others.

Be wary of what you put in your body, it could cost you your life.

3. Exercise

We all know conditioning is good for your body. Our bodies were meant to move. Physical activity is a necessity and especially for people that have fatty liver it is vital.

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30-40 minutes of moderate exercise once a day per week can help the liver and regulate your fatty liver disease. Studies show that training can greatly improve the condition of your liver. So get up out of bed and go for a 30 minute jog, you won’t regret it.

I guarantee you will love the way you feel afterward.

4. Take Milk Thistle 

Something as simple as taking a vitamin supplement can lower your chance of getting fatty liver.Pill bottle with pills that can be used to treat fatty liver

Milk Thistle holds antioxidants that are good for your liver. It reduces redness, rashes, skin dryness and inflammation. Physicians for ages have been using milk thistle to treat liver diseases and defend the liver from infections.

It is best to speak to your doctor before taking any supplement and to figure out a treatment plan for your liver disease.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric is a plant from the ginger family. It hold many healthy compounds that can help prevent fatty liver.

It is a very powerful anti inflammatory that can improve liver disease and help reverse it. Turmeric contains curcumin which reduces insulin and leptin levels. In layman terms it lowers production of fat.

This is what we are trying to accomplish when needing to reverse or prevent fatty liver. Turmeric can be a staple in your diet.

It is wise to seek a doctors advice and regulate how often you take this healing spice. Overdoing it and constantly using this spice might not be too good for you, so have a talk with your practitioner.

 

Above all, we would like to remind our readers that we are not medical professionals and recommend that you seek a doctors advice before taking on new changes to your lifestyle.

Thank you for reading our article and we hope you all enjoyed the information provided.

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