The liver is the largest organ in the body, as it carries out a large number of critical functions like manufacturing of essential proteins, and metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.
As liver is an important organ and infection in it leads many problems related to liver including Hepatitis. It is a viral infection caused by virus A, B, C, D, and E which can result in liver cell damage and even to its failure.
Diet of the patient must include foods that is relaxing and has cooling effect on the liver. Therefore hepatitis diet aims to regenerate liver cells as quickly as possible involving a well-balanced diet and drinking adequate amount of water.
A typical healthy Hepatitis diet must include the right amount of protein, and low fat diet, cholesterol, sodium, and complex carbohydrates.
Should eat Fresh fruits and vegetables rich with antioxidants, variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that helps the liver to detoxify.
Several small meals in a day is highly suggested for hepatitis patient in their diet .This special diet provides steady amount of energy throughout the day and prevents excessive fatigue and tiredness.
|To Avoid||To Consume|
|Avoid canned vegetables||Carrot|
|-||Cruciferous Vegetables like Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage|
|Consume raw or lightly cooked vegetables to maintain their nutrients. Vegetable soup and salad is good way to consume vegetables.|
|White refined flour||Whole wheat|
|White rice||Brown Rice|
|Totally avoid Non-veg||-|
|Salt (Very less amount)||Cumin|
|Red Chili powder||Fennel|
|Hydrogenated oil||Olive oil|
|Mustard oil||Flaxseed oil|
|White Flour (Maida)||Brown Rice|
|Alcohol||Plenty of Water|
|Sugar||Jiggery (less quantity)|
Amla juice (20 ml) / Herbal tea / Barley water / Coriander water
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
Fruit / Coconut water / Herbal tea / Green tea / Salad
Missi Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Sago Khichri / Vegetable with Dal / Salad
Roasted Chana / Sprouts / Sago / Green tea / Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea
Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable with Dal