DIET PLAN FOR LIVER CIRRHOSIS PATIENTS

EARLY MORNING

Herbal tea / Aloe vera juice

BREAKFAST

Veg oats / Sweet Dalia / Veg upma / Besan chila / Suji chila / Veg Sewian / Veg poha / Stuffed Chapatti / White bread with Jam / Chapatti with veg or dal / Sago Kheer / Suji kheer / Egg white

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water / Sugarcane Juice / Bitter gourd Juice

LUNCH

Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Sago Khichri / Sweet Rice / Vegetable + Dal + Curd

EVENING-TEA

Tea + 2 Biscuits / Coffee / Milk / Roasted Chana / Sprouts / Soup (Home-made) / Sugarcane juice

DINNER

Chapatti / Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal / Grilled Fish / Chicken (any one)

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

EAT REGULARLY

Cereal Foods - Whole Wheat Flour, Oatmeal, Whole Bread, Whole Grains Cereals, Porridge, Oats, Brown Rice, and Digestive Biscuits.

Fruits - Steamed Apple, Steamed Pear, Papaya, and Chiku.

Dry Fruits - 4-5 Almonds (soaked in water overnight), Soaked Dates, and Soaked Figs.

Vegetables - Bottle Gourds, Bitter Gourds, Ridge Gourds, Pumpkins, Boiled Carrots, Coriander Leaves, Spinach Leaves, Fenugreek Leaves, Turnips, Potatoes, Beetroot Juice Or Boiled Beetroot, Pumpkin Juice, and Almonds.

Flesh Foods - Egg White, Roasted Chicken, Grilled Fish.

Pulses - All pulses and legumes.

Fats - Small amount only, unsaturated fats – vegetable oils. 500 ml cooking oil should be used by one person per month. Oil brand should be changed after every three months.

Spices - Fennel, Cumin, Coriander, Salt and Fenugreek Seeds.

Drinks - Coconut Water, Clear Soups, Sugarcane Juice, Fat Free Homemade Soups, Green Juice, Herbal Tea and Beetroot Juice. Aloe Vera Juice, Bitter Gourds Juice, Gooseberry Juice, Pumpkin Juice, and Pomegranate Juice (10ml). Water intake 8-10 glasses per day, regularly.

Flour Ratio - Wheat Atta (50%) + Jau Atta (10%) + Soybean Atta (10%) + Bengal Gram Dal Atta (10%).

AVOID EATING

Cereal Foods - Sweet Biscuits, Cream Filled Biscuits, Cream Crackers, Cheese Biscuits, Noodles, Pasta, and Macaroni.

Fruits - Orange, mosambi, grapes, watermelon, berries, vinegar, and tamarind.

Dry Fruits - Pistachio, Raisins, and Cashew Nuts.

Vegetables - Cucumber, Garlic, Ginger, Onions, and Tomatoes. Chips and Roasted Potatoes, Crisp and Cheese Filled Snacks and Coconuts.

Flesh Foods - Fish Fried in Suitable Oil, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean Beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Very Lean Minced Meat, Turkey, Veal, Rabbit, Egg Yolk, Fish Roe, Sausages, Mutton, Salami, Bacon, Duck, Goose, Meat Pies, Visible Fat on Meat, Chicken Skin, Liver, Kidney and Chest.

Dairy Foods - Whole Milk and Cream, Full-Fat Yogurt, Cheese, Cream Cheese, Evaporated or Condensed Milk, Curd and Cheese.

Prepared Foods - Pastry, Puddings made with Whole Milk and Fat as Above, Salad Dressings made with Allowed Oil, Packed Soups, High Fat Dressing or Mayonnaise, Cream Soups, Chocolates, Chocolate Spreads, Toffees, Fudge, Butterscotch, Coconut Bars, Pastry, Cakes, Biscuits, Paranthas, Puris, Samosas (Rissoles) and All Fried Foods, Sauces etc. Peanut Butter, Fruit Jellies, Jams, Marmalade, Honey, Sweeteners, Chutneys, Pickle, Ice-Cream, and Sauces, etc.

Spices - Red Chilies, Turmeric, and Green Chilies.

Drinks - Whole Milk Drinks, Cream Based Liqueurs, Canned Soups and Packaged Soups, Alcohol, Sweetened Drinks, Squashes, Hot Chocolate Drinks made with Skimmed Milk, Salty Lassi, Buttermilk, Tea, Coffee, and Milk.

Note - Skipping meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast.

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