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What carbs can I eat with fatty liver disease eat?

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Try complex carbohydrates, like those with a lot of fiber. They tend to have a low glycemic index, so they digest slower and their sugar doesn't flood into your body. That can help increase insulin sensitivity and lower your blood cholesterol. Good choices include whole grains, beans and lentils, and starchy vegetables.

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "NAFLD."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis."

Canadian Liver Foundation: "Fatty Liver Disease."

Eslamparast, T. , published online Feb 27, 2015. World Journal of Hepatology

Zivkovic, A. , August 2007. American Society for Clinical Nutrition

Lai, M. , Ulysses Press, June 9, 2015. The Liver Healing Diet

Oliveria, C. , published online Dec 7, 2015. Journal of Diabetes Research

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Vitamin E," "Goji."

Scorletti, E. , published online July 2013. Annual Review of Nutrition

American Heart Association: "Monounsaturated Fats."

Xiao, J. , published online April 2013. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

NHS Choices: "Do goji berries deserve their A-list status?"

Eliades M, , Feb 14, 2015. World Journal of Gastroenterology

Sun, K. , published online May 20, 2013. Clinical Endocrinology

Harvard Health Publications: "Potassium lowers blood pressure."

USDA: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, Appendix B.

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Betaine."

Medscape: "What Advice Should Be Given to Patients With NAFLD About the Consumption of Alcohol?"

Pacana, T.  . Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, November 2012

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "NAFLD."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis."

Canadian Liver Foundation: "Fatty Liver Disease."

Eslamparast, T. , published online Feb 27, 2015. World Journal of Hepatology

Zivkovic, A. , August 2007. American Society for Clinical Nutrition

Lai, M. , Ulysses Press, June 9, 2015. The Liver Healing Diet

Oliveria, C. , published online Dec 7, 2015. Journal of Diabetes Research

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Vitamin E," "Goji."

Scorletti, E. , published online July 2013. Annual Review of Nutrition

American Heart Association: "Monounsaturated Fats."

Xiao, J. , published online April 2013. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

NHS Choices: "Do goji berries deserve their A-list status?"

Eliades M, , Feb 14, 2015. World Journal of Gastroenterology

Sun, K. , published online May 20, 2013. Clinical Endocrinology

Harvard Health Publications: "Potassium lowers blood pressure."

USDA: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, Appendix B.

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Betaine."

Medscape: "What Advice Should Be Given to Patients With NAFLD About the Consumption of Alcohol?"

Pacana, T.  . Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, November 2012

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 20, 2018

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