Myths about diet in liver disease

Diet in liver disease
Common Myth: Diet should be restricted and avoid non-vegetarian food in liver disease

The restricted diet causes a delayed recovery. Even for a healthy individual, a prolonged zero-fat diet leads to delayed recovery.
There is absolutely no taboo in eating non-vegetarian food too, provided it is cooked adequately and hygienically.
Boiled vegetables and with the all time favorite radish juice is debilitating enough and should be avoided.

Proteins in liver disease
Common Myth: Proteins should be restricted in liver disease

There is sufficient evidence to show that protein should not be restricted in liver disease patients, as it does not lead to encephalopathy.
A high protein diet is recommended in patients with advanced liver disease as it is a catabolic state and liver is not able to synthesize proteins.

Salt in liver disease
Common Myth: Black salt can be taken in liver disease

In patients with cirrhosis who are advised salt restricted diet black salt should be avoided as it also contains sodium.

Tumeric in liver disease
Common myth: Avoid Haldi, (turmeric) in patients who have jaundice

Anti-inflammatory substances are commonly available in turmeric, and they work for the liver also.
The yellow color of turmeric should not be viewed as a potentially aggravating substance for the sufferers.

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