Hepatitis is a disease that affects the liver, which is an organ that helps in keeping our bodies healthy by removing impurities from the food we eat. Hepatitis can cause inflammation or fibrosis.
Hepatitis can be of different kinds and can persist for more than six months if it is deemed chronic. At this point, symptoms may not develop until the condition becomes worse.
In as much as medications are required in the treatment of hepatitis, certain foods can help too. These foods includes: vegetables, fruits, protein, grains and healthy fats.
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- Vegetables and fruits possess vitamins and minerals. The consumption of these fibrous food may help in decreasing of the intake of less healthy foods. Consuming leafy, green vegetables can lessen the fatty acid composition in your liver.
- The intake of sufficient protein can help you to avoid malnutrition and the consumption of the right quantity required is very important because excess consumption of protein can lead to encephalopathy (inflammation of the brain)
- Grains such as bread, rice, pasta, oats, bran and cereal help boost protein intake which help to maintain the muscles.
- Healthy fats: The human body requires more than 10% of calories from saturated fats, per day. These fats include: canola, olive, sunflower and avacado. They provide polyunsaturated and monou saturated fatty acid that are associated with health bey including a reduced risk for heart disease.