The good news is that you are asking this question “What Are The Best Fruits For Fatty Liver / NAFLD?”. Congratulations! This means you are not (yet) completely brainwashed by the fad diets and those sensationalizing videos that make all fruit sound like murderers. This also indicates that you are not falling for the “extreme” views and are willing to weigh the pros and cons. For reversing your Fatty Liver, this is THE right mindset.
If you have heard this advice “Fruits = Fructose and you must avoid them for fatty liver treatment” – THIS IS AN EXTREME VIEW. Fruits offer a lot of benefits and instead of completely cutting them off, understand what is the best frequency to eat them.
The answer is both simple and complicated. Before we go any further, I hope that you are not here seeking a silver bullet for treating fatty liver. My goal is to help you understand something about fruits, sugars, and their impact on NAFLD, but fruits are only part of the fatty liver diet [#link].
Please note this article focuses only whole fruits, not dried fruits. We will discuss dried fruits in a separate note [#link]
The simple answer is “All fruits are good to eat with fatty liver”. In other words, no one fruit is better than another when it comes to treating Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). However, fruits are not medicine. There are some fruits that have higher sugar levels than others and that is where complications come in. This Chart Of Fruits For Fatty Liver can help you keep track of what to eat and how often.
Don’t Fruits Like Bananas Have Too Much Sugar?
True, some fruits do have more sugar than others. However, this is where I caution against taking extreme measures and avoiding some fruits altogether. It is important to look at fruits as a full nutritional package. Bananas, for example, have high sugar, but the carbs in them are a resistant starch, as a result, their glucose load is moderate. In fact, when I reversed my Fatty Liver, I continued to eat all kinds of fruits including bananas. In fact, I recommend eating bananas while trying to treat your NAFLD.
Do not give up on fruits just because of fructose content. The fruits are nutritional powerhouse, the sugar content is natural sugar and you can always eat in moderation.
Should You Avoid Any Fruits For Fatty Liver?
Read Also: Fatty Liver Charts: Which Fruits To Eat [#link]
Good question again! It is important to understand that each fruit offers a very different nutrient profile – minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals, antioxidants, electrolytes, and much more. So the ideal way to consume fruits is to go for a wide variety rather than concentrating on a few fruits only. Try mixing it up:
- Eat only whole fruits. Avoid all kinds of juices.
- Choose different kinds of fruits
- Try various colors of fruits
- Consume raw and cooked varieties
Depending on your taste, I encourage you to consume all kinds of fruits. Incidentally, in my quest to try different fruits, I developed a special liking for “White Peach” last year!
Please note that I am not recommending that you eat fruits that you do not generally like. For example, I am not a fan of Papayas and do not eat them even though they are extremely nutritious. All I am suggesting is that you continue to eat the fruits that you like and regularly eat them.
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OK, But What To Do With Sugary Fruits and Fatty Liver?
Eat them, but in moderation. Consuming a wide variety of fruits (some with low sugar and others with high sugar) helps moderate the consumption of high-sugar fruits.
|High Sugar Fruits
|Eat In Moderation
|Low Sugar Fruits