A patient with jaundice should eat a normal vegetarian diet which is less oily and spicy. Plenty of water should be taken by the patient. A person should take liquid diet for the first few days. He can take the juice of fresh fruits and vegetables. Later on, he can come back to his normal diet. A non-vegetarian diet should be strictly avoided as meat is hard to digest.

Vegetables

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Fenugreek
  • Carrot
  • Potato
  • Radish
  • Tomato
  • Fenugreek leaves
  • Bottle gourd
  • Ridge gourd
  • Round gourd
  • Bitter gourd
  • Garlic
  • Ginger

Fruits

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Papaya
  • Grapes
  • Orange
  • Mosambi
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon
  • Citrus fruits
  • Sugarcane
  • Banana (can be taken in a limited amount)
  • Mango
  • Dates

Pulses

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Green gram (Moong dal)
  • Black eyed peas
  • Kidney beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Chickpeas

Spices

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Cumin seeds
  • Salt (limited amount)
  • Red chili pepper (limited amount)
  • Black pepper (limited amount)
  • Turmeric (Haldi)

Other Food Products

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Curd
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Almonds
  • Water
  • Oats
  • Green Cardamom
  • Coconut water
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Buttermilk
  • Wheatgrass
  • Fresh fruit juices
  • Steamed vegetable soup
  • Butter
  • Tea and coffee
  • Non-Vegetarian food like meat
  • Fried and fatty foods
  • Spicy and junk food
  • Soft drinks
  • Dairy products
  • Cakes
  • Chocolates
  • Pastries
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