Obesity and fatty liver disease are critical issues for many Americans. When the liver is inundated with fat, it's not able to function the way it normally would. And after years of abuse from unhealthy eating habits, the liver will then become sick and scar tissue will begin forming, ultimately leading to disease and death.
With the liver being responsible for more than 500 bodily functions, it is of the utmost importance to take care of this organ. And that's where the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension or the DASH diet, comes into play. This is a diet used to control high blood pressure, but it also enhances liver health. DASH recommendations include restricting carbs, increasing protein intake, consuming more fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, and low saturated fat.
In a recent controlled clinical trial of 60 overweight participants, individuals "were either allocated to eating a controlled diet or the DASH diet for eight weeks."
When the study concluded, those who were on the DASH diet experienced higher results of enhanced liver power and lowered liver stress in comparison to the other diet.
By not consuming unhealthy fats, sugars, and refined foods, you can get a good start on improving your liver health today!
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