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Green Tea:

As per the study by Texas A&M, consuming green tea, combined with exercise, is beneficial for combating fatty liver disease. In the study, mice which were fed a high-fat diet for two weeks showed a reduced intensity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75 per cent, with the combination of green tea and exercise. As per the researchers, this is because the polyphenol in green tea interacts with the digestive enzymes secreted in the small intestine, partially inhibiting the breakdown of fat and protein in food. Thus, if the mouse does not digest fat than it passes through its digestive system and some of it could be expelled through its faeces.  Image credit: Image by chezbeate from Pixabay

Protect your liver from fatty liver disease with these ten food items

As per a study conducted by researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research, indole, a natural compound found in many widely consumed vegetables can help combat fatty liver disease. The research shows that indole can reduce inflammation and fatty deposits and thus control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This as per the researchers, is an example of how by altering one’s diet, can help prevent and improve diseases.

The largest internal organ in the human body, the liver plays numerous roles – from filtering the blood which comes from the digestive tract before it goes to the rest of the body, detoxification to the production of bile that helps digest our food and protein synthesis to storing vital fats and minerals.

Fatty liver disease is expected to affect more than 100 million people by 2030, with obesity and type 2 disease being major risk factors. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease happens when a large amount of fat is deposited on the liver. While at a mild level, it is not life-threatening, if left unaddressed, this could lead to harmful conditions such as liver cirrhosis, type 2 diabetes or even cancer. 

It is possible to reverse NALD before it causes damage to the liver. Here are some food items to include in your diet to ensure that your liver stays in good health.