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Liver health & protein intake are inevitably linked

Most health guidelines recommend small portions of a balanced meal of vegetables, fruits, and meats. Vegetables include grains and pulses, nuts and seeds, eggs, dairy produce, etc., all rich sources of proteins. Meats are a valuable source of protein. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 0.4 grams of protein for 0.8 grams per kg body […]

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Why raw food is stopped for patients post-liver transplant – no salads – no fresh fruit diets

Strict food guidelines are laid for all patients who have undergone liver organ transplantation. After the transplant, called post-transplant period, immunosuppressant medications are given to prevent graft rejection by the body’s own natural immune system. But this immunosuppression also makes it difficult to fight off infection making the risk highest one to six months after […]

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Why lemon juice consumption is stopped for patients post-transplant, when lemons are otherwise good liver detoxifiers?

Nutrition after organ transplantation requires a change of lifestyle. Maintaining good nutritional health while undergoing and continuing this change of lifestyle is important. Good nutrition can help to minimize complications such as those associated with malnutrition. Moreover, transplant patients take strong immunosuppressive medications that have side-effects including an increase of appetite. A healthy balanced diet […]

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Impact of Alcohol on Liver

Drinking is a common social activity. People meet with friends or co-workers over drinks at the end of a workday to relax and chill out. Most social events offer alcohol and it is not uncommon to accept alcoholic beverages. But, unregulated or irresponsible social drinking could cause serious health problems that could last a lifetime, […]

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While consuming fat and sugar is harmful, worse is eating them together!!!

Eating a good, balanced diet to maintain overall good health is important. The right nutrition plays a significant role in reducing the progression of liver diseases. Carbohydrates, fat and proteins are absorbed into the bloodstream from the gut and transported to the liver. The liver processes (metabolism) these and stores them until they are needed […]

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Is dark chocolate healthy for liver?

Dark chocolate has been hailed as a superfood because of its anti-oxidant properties with known benefits in heart disease and stroke. Cocoa beans, from which dark chocolate is made, is rich in bioflavonoids which has the highest antioxidant level in comparison with other food sources. Many studies began to investigate the potential benefit of dark […]

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Understanding the nutrition facts label on packaged foods

It is now mandatory in India for packaged foods to display nutrition labels — The Food Safety and Standards Regulation, 2011 issued a notification by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that all food products sold in India that is prepackaged are required to comply […]

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Cancers and Unhealthy Eating

There is strong evidence that what we eat and drink can have a role in risk of cancer. There is an undeniable link between obesity, type 2 diabetes, and the risk for developing cancer. Healthier diets have been found to prevent at least 1 in 20 cancers. Obesity is now considered an epidemic in India […]

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Are meats bad for liver health?

A recent new study led by Dr. Sarwa Darwish Murad, a hepatologist at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has established that consuming a lot of animal protein may be more likely to have a tendency to store excessive fat in the liver. This fact put this population at a higher risk […]

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Antidote for Sugar – Healthy Liver

Sugar has rightly been designated as a “white poison” for the harmful effects on the human body. Nearly every organ in the body suffers if there is increased dietary sugar intake including the liver. High sugar content in diet increases the amount of carbohydrate update in the liver, which is stored as glycogen and excess […]

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