Liver health can be undermined by poor nutrition, bad habits, alcohol and drug abuse. However, even in a sick state, this organ is able to regenerate. By following the right diet, you can restore liver function and lower your risk of many diseases. 

Diet for a sick liver and goals : 

   Various dietary tables have been developed for different diseases. A diet for a diseased liver is called table number 5. It is indicated for inflammatory processes, intoxication, cirrhosis and concomitant pathologies of the biliary system.

Nutrition with a diseased liver should solve the following tasks:

  •  Maintain normal metabolic processes in the liver cells - hepatocytes.
  • To restore the organ's ability to process toxins. 
  • Prevent the spread of changes in hepatocytes and the replacement of the parenchyma by pathological tissue. 
  • To normalize the formation of bile and its movement along the ducts. 

Nutrition rules :

  1. Eating for liver diseases is necessary fractional - from 5 times a day in small portions up to 200 g. In order not to increase the load on the liver and not to provoke an aggravation of the disease, you should not overeat. 
  2.    Fried, spicy, sour, canned foods are excluded from the menu. Food is prepared by boiling in a water bath or in water, stewing, and letting go. A sick liver reacts sharply to stimuli. Bile duct spasms are very painful.
  3.    Preference is given to food that is gentle both in mechanical and temperature terms. The menu should only contain chopped food with a temperature not exceeding 50 ° C. This will help reduce the stress on the entire digestive system and the reflex production of digestive juices.
  4.    The amount of carbohydrates and proteins in the diet is reduced to 90 and 300 g. This allows you to stimulate the work of the gastrointestinal tract, to reduce the load on it.
  5. Vegetables are eaten only in boiled form, fruits - baked or grated. The meat is cut into small pieces and boiled or used to prepare steamed cutlet products. 
  6.   The dishes are seasoned with exclusively unrefined oils or low-fat sour cream. Bread and baked goods are prohibited. It is important to drink about 2 liters of water a day. The salt rate is reduced to 10 g.

What shouldn't be eaten? 

Prohibited foods rich in purines, oxalic acid, fats and cholesterol, which irritate damaged tissues and increase the burden on the liver. You will have to give up food with a sokogonny effect, as well as spicy, spicy, salty, sour, sweet, smoked, canned, pickled.