Almost any article I am reading these days mention how bad sugar and salt is in your diet. The truth is that that depends on what we eat and how frequently we eat, specific fatty foods can increase our risk of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLFD) (huh?)—This is of course (?) especially if what we eat is a high-calorie diet loaded with fat and sugar. According to a new study out of the Netherlands, in which researchers found that a high-sugar, high-fat diet with frequent snacking, leads to an accumulation of fat, not just around your middle but in your liver. Considering that Americans today are consuming more food and more calories than ever, this is very concerning news.
Fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease in the western hemisphere. Today, one in four Americans have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
There is no medical treatment for fatty liver disease. However with lifestyle changes, like proper nutrition, it can be stopped or even reversed.
Fatty liver disease generally occurs when fat accounts for more than 5 to 10% of the liver’s weight. This causes inflammation, prevents the liver from functioning properly and can lead to other conditions such as cirrhosis.
In this is particular study out of Netherlands, researchers followed three dozen lean men for a period of six weeks. During that time, participants consumed either a high-calorie diet that included fatty and/or sugary snacks and drinks-soda throughout the day, or a balanced diet in which food type and frequency were controlled. Liver fat and abdominal fat, along with insulin sensitivity, were measured via MRI at the beginning and end of the study period, and here’s what they found:
- hParticipants in the high-calorie group showed an increase in body mass index (BMI)
- Frequent high-fat/high-sugar snacking led to an increase in abdominal fat & liver fat
- The high-fat/high-sugar group also experienced a decrease in liver insulin sensitivity
According to Dr. Mireille Serlie with the Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam, lead author of the study, this is the first evidence that eating more often, rather than consuming large meals, contributes to fatty liver independent of body weight gain. Interestingly, just, increasing meal size did not have the negative effects of a diet high in calories from fat and sugar.
Based on their results, researchers encouraged a more balanced diet and less unhealthy snacking and sodas—One of the companies known to provide a great support for your liver is LifeBotanica with DetoxComplete –Liver Formula. We recommend LifeBotanica since they created an award winning program to support your total nutrition and help you with 3 weeks meal plans for Detox. The 21 DAYS DETOX Diet Plan is design to help all your health but it is as well a start of changing your Life Style..Instead of falling prey (use something else) to the Standard American Diet (SAD) loaded with heavily processed, high-fat and high-sugar foods, increase your intake of high-fiber, low-sugar fruits and non-starchy vegetables. Losing weight and eating a healthy and balanced diet can help treat a fatty liver.
Weight loss is an especially important factor in treating a fatty liver, as weight loss of as little as 9 percent body fat has been proven to reverse nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Also note the importance of incorporating antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids into a person’s lifestyle, either through diet or supplements. In addition, it recommends drinking coffee to reduce liver disease, increasing vitamin D levels and replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats. Eliminate saturated fats, trans fats, and refined sugars and carbs (including white flour and white rice) and focus on healthy fats and lean protein sources such as chicken, seafood, low-fat cheese and yogurt, eggs, tofu, tempeh and nuts.
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