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Last Updated : Apr 28,2018



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Fatty Liver Diet

The preliminary object is abstaining from alcohol completely. If you are obese, target to lose weight. If you are a diabetic, target to keep blood sugar levels under control. Speak to your dietitian and doctor and chalk out a healthy meal plan for yourself. Indulge is some type of physical activity. You are sure to feel healthy from within. It will help you boost your metabolism and aid in weight loss too.
 

Liver and it’s functions

Liver is body’s chemical workshop. This largest organ of the body is mainly responsible for the metabolism of nutrients essential for life.
 

6 Important functions that liver performs for our body are:

1. To convert carbohydrates to stored energy.
2. To metabolize protein.
3. To absorb fat.
4. To absorb absorption and storage of various nutrients.
5. To act as a filter to remove alcohol and toxic substance from body.
6. To process drugs and medications enabling the body to use them effectively.
 

What is fatty liver?

Fatty liver in simple terms is excess deposition of fat in the liver. Some amount of fat is present in liver. But it’s the overload which poses a problem and hinders the functioning of liver. This usually has no symptoms, but some experience loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain. The 2 main types of fatty liver disease are:

1. Alcoholic fatty liver disease
2. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
 

What is Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

As mentioned earlier, the liver usually breaks and filters the excess alcohol from the body. But in the process of breaking down the alcohol it produces harmful substances which damage the liver cells. The lives generally repairs its old damaged cells with new ones. However constant intake of alcohol causes inflammation of the liver. This is reversible if dietary and lifestyle modifications are introduced at the right time. If not treated, it can lead to Alcoholic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis, which can be life threatening too.
 

What is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)?

When the original cause of the fatty liver is not alcohol, it is excess fat build up which causes the liver to swell. This might be accompanied by inflammation sometimes. If the liver isn’t inflamed it may not show any symptoms and may not pose a problem too. But if the liver is inflamed, it may causes fibrosis or scarring which is harmful. This may progress to cirrhosis or liver cancer.
 

10 Main Causes of Fatty Liver

1. Excessive alcohol intake
2. Obesity
3. High Lipid levels, such as cholesterol and triglyceride
4. Malnourishment
5. Excess use of medications
6. Diabetes
7. High Blood Pressure
8. Continuous exposure to toxins in chemical industries
9. Pregnancy
10. Infections like hepatitis C
 

How is Fatty Liver Treated?

Here are some dietary recommendations for fatty liver disease:

1. Focus on the whole grains and beans like barley, oats, bajra, moong, matki etc.

2. Consume as many fruits and veggies as you can. They are full of antioxidants and low in calories and fat. Reach out for broccoli, capsicum, onions, garlic, grapefruit, berries etc.

3. Very little sugar, salt, canned foods, baked goods, breads, pasta, saturated fats like butter and margarine.

4. Avoid the fried foods completely. Look out for healthy options like Ragi and Oat Crackers and Baked Bhakarwadi.

5. Add a dose of omega 3 fatty acids in the form of avocado, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds etc to your diet daily.

6. Reach out for vitamin E rich foods like sunflower seeds, almonds and some greens like Kale and Spinach. They help in protecting liver cells.

7. Devour Green tea if possible. It helps in weight loss as it interferes in fat absorption.

8. Limit the intake of non-veg foods especially the red meat.

9. Opt for low fat milk if targeting to loss weight or control lipid levels. Here’s how can make low fat milk at home.

10. Reach out for healthy snacks like Peanut butter, Garlic hummus, healthy curd based dips, baked snacks etc.


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Phudina Green Tea
Recipe# 40181
09 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Phudina has a peppy flavour that perks up any recipe it is added to, be it a chutney, juice or savoury snack! Here, we reveal the power of mint to jazz up a healthy cuppa of green tea. Together with honey and lemon juice, mint transforms the mildly bitter and nutty flavour of green tea into an e ....
Healthy Oats Vegan Granola Bars with Peanut Butter
Recipe# 42508
25 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack
Recipe# 42412
05 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Let’s take a few minutes to jazz up roasted makhana, so that a healthy snack becomes super tasty too! Here the crispy roasted lotus seeds are given a chatpata touch by adding some peppy spice powders including chaat masala. This is a healthy and tasty
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
25 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously luscious peanut butter made at home with unsalted peanuts is a great source of monounsaturated healthy fats. Yes, that means it is actually good for you! Peanut butter is also a good source of protein. Coconut oil, added to the peanut butter to get a nice nutty taste, gives you healthy f ....
How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe# 42257
07 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Experience the goodness of pumpkin seeds in a delectable roasted form! This recipe shows you how to roast pumpkin seeds, which not only enhances their flavour but also makes them easy to use. Now, you can just sprinkle them on your soups ,
Healthy Guava Snack
Recipe# 42258
16 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Also known as Chilli Guava, this recipe is part and parcel of our childhood memories! This Healthy Guava Snack is crunchy and super tasty, while also being extremely nutritious, which makes it a wonderful snack for kids and adults alike! Guava is a very good source of
Avocado, Broccoli and Bellpepper Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42254
01 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A dashingly colourful salad with a very high feel-good factor, just perfect to pack for lunch ! The Avocado, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Lunch Salad has a splash of various colours, textures and flavours ranging from the creaminess of avocadoes ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers with Cucumber Dip
Recipe# 39956
22 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There are some who vow by crackers, while there are others who find them dull. However, there is no divided opinion on this brilliant combination of Ragi and Oats Crackers with Cucumber Dip. These light and wholesome crackers served with a refreshing curd-based dip make a great mid-afternoon sna ....
Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 41168
22 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet. While we do attempt to include it in
Baked Bhakarwadi, Healthy Jar Snack
Recipe# 41998
01 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bhakarwadi is one of the most famous Maharashtrian jar snacks. With an exquisite blend of flavours, it is the perfect accompaniment for a cup of hot tea on a rainy day. Here, we have made a healthier version, which is baked instead of deep-fried. Two things are important to get the perfect Bhaka ....
Matarsutir Kochuri, Healthy Bengali Snack
Recipe# 42003
01 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from the kitchens of Bengal, this kochuri is made using a dough of two flours with a green peas filling. The flavours of aniseeds, kalonji and pepper mingle together in the stuffing to create a truly zesty bite! This is a filling snack, with the goodness of whole wheat and jowar flour ....
Bengali Mixed Vegetable Dry Sabzi,  Panch Phodoner Chorchori
Recipe# 41468
22 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fascinating name coupled with a fabulous flavour makes this Bengali Mixed Vegetable Dry Subzi a must-try recipe! Chorchori is a famous Bengali vegetable preparation made with loads of oil and ghee. This healthy version limits the amount of oil and fats used, giving you the same awesome flavour ....
Methi Crispies, Healthy Methi Crispies, Jar Snack
Recipe# 22298
22 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Leafy vegetables, especially methi, do wonders for diabetics by controlling blood sugar. Not only that, methi also does wonders to the flavour of any dish it is added to, with its unique, mildly-bitter taste and splendid aroma. Here, methi is mixed with whole wheat flour and oats to make a healthy s ....
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness
Recipe# 41113
24 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Many of us are aware of the health benefits of flax seeds, but are at a loss how to include it in our diet. This wonder seed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilise cell walls and reduce inflammation. Flax also has a unique blend of soluble fibre that binds with food to opti ....
Spicy Garlic Hummus
Recipe# 41552
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hummus is an ever-popular Mediterranean dip made of chick peas, garlic, olive oil and other ingredients. This is a spicy variant of the same, spiked up with red chilli paste. Curd gives the Spicy Garlic Hummus a creamy texture and tangy flavour, which complements the other ingredients beautifull ....
Avocado Grapefruit and Strawberry Salad
Recipe# 761
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Extraordinary and off-beat, this salad brings together a rare combination of fruits that you would never have thought of putting in the same bowl. The Avocado, Grapefruit and Strawberry Salad is a unique treat that has wonderfully good looks, an awesome aroma and mouth-watering flavour. Grapefru ....
Melon and Black Grape Juice, Healthy Black Grape Juice
Recipe# 40587
22 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here's a happy purple coloured cleansing drink that will protect your skin from the harmful toxins and make it glow! Melons have high content of water and thus act as diuretic hydrating our body and eliminating toxins from our body. Besides melon's diuretic and cleansing power, its seeds are j ....
Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4623
24 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No more running noses and sneezy wheezies. Ensure good health and immunity with this vitamin C rich soup made of vibrantly coloured and flavourful broccoli. The antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this soup counteract the harmful cellular by products created during norm ....
Muskmelon and Orange Juice
Recipe# 39015
16 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Another unusual combination with fantastic results! offset the somewhat bland taste and colour of muskmelon in this juice by adding vibrantly hued oranges and carrots.
Broccoli, Bean Sprouts and Green Peas Salad, Healthy Salad Recipe
Recipe# 37302
26 Mar 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A combination of antioxidant and fibre rich greens like broccoli and green peas with bean sprouts is an asset for weight-watchers . The sesam ....
Oats Methi Muthia
Recipe# 39094
22 Mar 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe proves that you can make healthier versions of almost any dish by throwing in a few thoughtful ingredients – like oats in this case. Using oats and methi to make the popular Gujarati snack makes it a wonder dish for
Veggie Curd Dip
Recipe# 1361
29 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a low-cal snack that will beat chips and dips hands down! Your friends and you are sure to devour cucumber and carrot strips with a new-found fervor when served with this crunchy, creamy Veggie Curd Dip. Hung curds give the dip a smooth and creamy texture while the veggies give it a ni ....
Spinach Beetroot and Pear Juice
Recipe# 38863
11 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A peppy juice to add josh to your day! This unique combination of fruits and veggies will not fail to please your palate. This tasty Spinach Beetroot and Pear Juice helps to boost your iron levels early in the morning, thereby keeping your concentration high all through the day. The combin ....
Oats Mooli Roti, Zero Oil Oats Mooli Roti
Recipe# 22221
06 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Think breakfast, and Mooli Roti is amongst the first choices that come to your mind. This very popular North Indian breakfast dish has been tweaked slightly in this recipe, by including oats flour along with whole wheat flour, to boost the fibre conten ....
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