The liver is the largest organ in the body, as it carries out a large number of critical functions like manufacturing of essential proteins, and metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.

As liver is an important organ and infection in it leads many problems related to liver including Hepatitis. It is a viral infection caused by virus A, B, C, D, and E which can result in liver cell damage and even to its failure.

Diet of the patient must include foods that is relaxing and has cooling effect on the liver. Therefore hepatitis diet aims to regenerate liver cells as quickly as possible involving a well-balanced diet and drinking adequate amount of water.

A typical healthy Hepatitis diet must include the right amount of protein, and low fat diet, cholesterol, sodium, and complex carbohydrates.

Should eat Fresh fruits and vegetables rich with antioxidants, variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that helps the liver to detoxify.

Several small meals in a day is highly suggested for hepatitis patient in their diet .This special diet provides steady amount of energy throughout the day and prevents excessive fatigue and tiredness.

Follow the below Hepatitis Diet as it prevents further damage to the liver:-

Vegetables

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Carrot
  • Peas
  • Collard Greens
  • Turnip
  • Bitter gourd
  • Bottle gourd
  • Round gourd
  • Ridge gourd
  • Pumpkin
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Spinach
  • Mustard Greens
  • Chicory
  • Cruciferous Vegetables like Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Winter squash
  • Beetroot
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Avoid canned vegetables

Consume raw or lightly cooked vegetables to maintain their nutrients. Vegetable soup and salad is good way to consume vegetables.

Non-Veg

To Consume

To Avoid

Totally avoid Non-veg

Fruits

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Melons
  • Mangoes
  • Peaches
  • Apple
  • Papaya
  • Banana
  • Guava
  • Apricot

Fruit Salads

Herbs/Spices

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Cumin
  • Fennel
  • Turmeric
  • Pepper
  • Coriander
  • Thyme
  • Salt (Very less amount)
  • Red Chili powder

Oils

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Olive oil
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Cow ghee
  • Hydrogenated oil
  • Mustard oil

Grains/Legumes

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Brown Rice
  • Oats
  • Sprouted Pulses
  • All legumes
  • Multigrain flour
  • White Flour (Maida)
  • White rice

Other Foodstuffs

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Plenty of Water
  • Porridge
  • Yogurt
  • Jiggery (less quantity)
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy Products
  • Processed Foods
  • Sugar
  • Fried Foods
  • Spicy Foods
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