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Diet Plan for Patients of Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E

The liver is an important organ and its infection leads to various problems such as Hepatitis. It is a viral infection caused by viruses A, B, C, D and E which damage the liver cells. The diet of the patient must include foods that have cooling effects on the liver and also maintains the digestion. Therefore hepatitis diet aims to regenerate liver cells as quickly as possible with a wholesome routine. Hepatitis diet must include antioxidants, a variety of vitamins, minerals, and photochemical that helps the liver to detoxify.

Hepatitis diet charts

DIET CHART FOR HEPATITIS

EARLY-MORNING

Amla juice (20 ml) / Herbal tea / Barley water / Coriander water

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (Veg / Sweet Dalia) / Veg oats / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Idli / Vermicelli (veg / sweet Sewian) / Chapatti with veg or Dal

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water / Herbal tea / Green tea / Salad

LUNCH

Missi Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Sago Khichri / Vegetable + Dal / Salad

EVENING

Roasted Chana / Sprouts / Sago / Green tea / Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea

DINNER

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Whole wheat, Brown Rice, Millet, Oats, Semolina, Vermicelli

Cereals to be avoided

White refined flour, White rice

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

All fresh fruits can be taken except the citrus fruits.

Fruits to be avoided

Avoid canned and frozen fruits.

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Ridge gourd, Pumpkin, Carrots, Coriander leaves, Spinach leaves, Fenugreek leaves, Turnip, Potatoes, Onion, Beetroot, Mustard greens, Chicory, Cauliflower, Sweet potatoes, Kale, Winter squash, Broccoli, Mushroom, Collard Greens, Dandelion greens, Lettuce

Vegetables to be avoided

Canned and frozen vegetables, Onion, Garlic

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

All split pulses and legumes

Pulses to be avoided

Dried and frozen pulses

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Buttermilk

Dairy Products to be avoided

Milk, Whole milk and cream, Full-fat yogurt, Cheese, Cream cheese, Condensed milk

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Cumin, Fennel, Coriander, Salt, Thyme, Turmeric, Ginger, Black Pepper, Fenugreek seeds

Spices to be avoided

Red chilies powder, Table salt (excess)

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Coconut water, Fat-free homemade soups, Green juice, Herbal tea, Beetroot juice, Aloe Vera juice, Bitter gourd juice, Gooseberry juice, Pumpkin juice, Pomegranate juice

Drinks to be avoided

Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, Canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Hot chocolate drinks, Coffee, Tea

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg white only, chicken soup

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Red meat, Smoked and canned fish, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Turkey, Rabbit, Egg yolk, Mutton, Duck, Goose, Organ meat like Liver, Kidney and Chest.

SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

5-7 Almond (soak in water overnight), Flax seed, Pumpkin seed, Raisins

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Pistachio, Cashew nuts, Peanuts

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Cow ghee, Olive oil, and Flaxseed oil

Oils to be avoided

Mustard oil, Hydrogenated oil, Butter, Palm oil, Coconut oil

SWEETENERS

Sweeteners to be consumed

Jaggery, Honey

Sweeteners to be avoided

Refined sugar

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Homemade only

Other Foods to be avoided

All bakery products or processed foods, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, White sugar, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, All Spicy and Salty foods, Refined sugar.

LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS

  • Walk for at least 30 min is recommended
  • Whole fruits should be preferred to fruit juices
  • Skipping meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast.
  • Water intake should be limited 6-8 glasses per day
  • Flax seed- 1 tsp / day
  • Herbal Tea- Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it’s reduced to 1 cups.
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