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Easy Ways to Eat Clean with Hepatitis

With hepatitis C and liver disease, a good diet can make a heap of difference. Who can really eat perfectly all the time? I’m snacking on chips while writing this blog. But, they’re low sodium chips and the garlic hummus is homemade. It made me wonder: How can we enjoy simple snacks that won’t burden ours liver?

My first advice is to quit spending a lot of time trying to research healthy foods to eat- Ya gotta keep it simple. I’m throwing out some easy ways to eat clean with liver disease. You can pick and choose your favorite ways to eat healthier.

Think whole foods

As in, the fewer ingredients there are, the healthier they are. Not only are whole foods better for you, they can save you time and money too. That’s because food, in it’s natural state, requires a bit of preparation and cooking on your part. With processed and packaged foods, the cooking is done for you. The big difference: it’s a little scary when you don’t know what you’re eating.

Shop smart

Start by shopping the outer-edge of the grocery store where produce and fresh foods are found (the middle of the store has more processed foods). Also, don’t spend too much time in the dairy section if you have advanced liver disease.

Cook at home

Millions of Americans no longer cook their own food. Look for food the way that the earth gave it to you. I picture my meal as it began in a garden, orchard, or field.

Count the ingredients

If there are too many, it’s probably not that good for you.

Colorful is good

It can make your plate pretty and healthy at the same time. Green, leafy veggies mixed with orange, red, and purple ones can make a great salad.

Color isn’t just for produce

You can also find color in the middle of the store. If you spy black beans or rice, you’re on the right track! Any color of bean is good for you.

Remember the soups!

By mixing large amounts of veggies with some meat, you can create a filling meal that’s easy and clean. Meat with a little fat adds enough flavor for the whole pot!

Grains are great

They are found in bread, cereals, and pasta. Choose whole grains when possible. They will help keep you feeling full longer. They also help to keep your bowels moving.

Go for zest

Adding onions and peppers to your diet for a bold flavor. Bland foods can be soothing on a sick tummy, but a smack with zest will please your taste buds.

Bon appetit!

Buying, cooking and eating fresh vegetables and fruit daily will help to keep your body clean. A body that is free from toxins and food additives can make healthier cells. Your energy level will improve as your body begins to heal. We can let go of the notion that eating clean is hard. It all boils down to a few simple steps. Try a few of these steps every day. Before long, you’ll be eating more and more healthy foods and feeling the benefits from eating clean food.

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  • Karen Hoyt moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hi! First off, kudos for going with organic! It sounds like you’re really trying to keep up a healthy lifestyle.
    A couple of things: You might consider if dairy itself is a problem. Perhaps there is a dairy allergy. I personally went to yogurt after my liver failed because it was fermented. Another thing is that even whey protein was hard for me. (whey is a curd) and I think that with liver disease, sometimes our ability to process proteins changes. We need to eat small meals.
    I hope this helps. Please follow up and let me know if there is anything else we can help you with.
    As always, your partner’s doc can be a great source. You’re awesome one be doing this research for them.
    xo Karen

  • Rebecca.Rouleau
    2 years ago

    My partner has dealt with hep c for decades but seems to be having more and more stomach issues
    I drink raw milk from a local organic farm what are your thoughts on this for him we’ve been worried about his immune system if he tries it
    Thank you

  • Lauren Tucker moderator
    2 years ago

    Thanks for reaching out! While I cannot offer medical or treatment advice via the internet (for your safety) You may want to speak with your Dr about this. (If you haven’t already done so) I thought this article may be helpful: Please keep us posted. Best, Lauren ( Team)

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