Hepatitis C is a virus, which affects the liver. This can lead to inflammation and fibrosis. Whatever a person eats or drinks, passes through the liver. Then it converts into energy or chemical, due to which the body works in a normal way. In such a situation, if hepatitis C infection occurs, it can damage the liver. There is a possibility of cirrhosis or scarring due to liver damage.

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If the liver gets damaged due to Hepatitis C, then it becomes necessary for the person to change his diet. In such a situation, the question arises that what should be eaten in case of Hepatitis C. Foods like fruits, green vegetables, protein, coffee, and green tea are said to be eaten for Hepatitis C. Today in this article, we will know what to eat in Hepatitis C -

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  1. Hepatitis C patients should eat this
  2. Hepatitis C patients should avoid them
  3. Takeaway
Doctors for Best diet for hepatitis c patients

Hepatitis C patients are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. In such a situation, the consumption of special things like fruits, green vegetablesprotein, coffee, and green tea can have a positive effect on the health of people affected by Hepatitis C.

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Come, let us know in detail what should be eaten for Hepatitis C -

Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber, which makes the stomach feel full for a long time, and other nutrients also support heart health. The good thing is that they are low in calories and fat, due to which it is easy to maintain weight. It prevents both fatty liver disease and diabetes from occurring. Fiber, folate, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium are also available from fruits and vegetables, which are essential for the body.

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Whole grains

Whole grains are also rich in fiber and nutrients, which do not increase blood sugar. According to the American Diabetes Association, brown rice, whole wheat bread, and oats are great for breakfast. There is more fiber in whole grains, which is not there in white bread and flour. They also contain vitamin Bzincmagnesium, and iron.

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Protein

Healthy proteins are found in fish, skinless chicken, turkey, non-fat dairy products, beans, nuts, and seeds. Consuming this type of protein keeps the stomach full and maintains weight, which ultimately protects the liver and prevents fatty liver disease. Protein also helps in repairing and replacing cells damaged by Hepatitis C.

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Coffee

Consumption of coffee is right for Hepatitis C people. Research suggests that for people who have Hepatitis C if they drink two-three cups of coffee a day, their treatment progresses properly. According to another research, the consumption of caffeine also reduces the risk of advanced liver fibrosis and liver inflammation.

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Green tea

New research says that green tea contains phenolic catechins, which are beneficial in the case of Hepatitis C.

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In the condition of Hepatitis C, the patient should keep their distance from the consumption of the following types of food and beverages -

Fat

Fat is necessary for a healthy body, but in the condition of Hepatitis C, fat starts accumulating in the liver and can cause cirrhosis. Therefore, meat, full-fat dairy products, and saturated fat like salty biscuits should be avoided.

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Salt

The lesser the amount of salt in the diet, the better it is. For this, there should be less salt in homemade vegetables and pulses. Along with this, distance should also be kept from packaged and processed food.

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Sugar

Consuming the sugar of a patient suffering from Hepatitis C is also not right. The liver works to keep the blood sugar level balanced in the body. In such a situation, the consumption of sugar increases the risk of deteriorating insulin levels in the patient's body and becoming a victim of diabetes.

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Alcohol

Alcohol and smoking directly affect the liver negatively. Therefore, the patient with Hepatitis C should not consume these two things at all.

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If Hepatitis C happens, then there is a need to take special care of nutrition. Consuming fruits and green vegetables, protein, whole grains, and coffee helps in Hepatitis C. It means to say that having Hepatitis C, one should try to maintain weight. If you or someone you know has Hepatitis C, then you must consult a doctor before following any kind of diet, because the same diet doesn't need to show the same effect on everyone.

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Dr. Vinkaljit Kaur

Dr. Vinkaljit Kaur

Dietician
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Dr.khushboo fatima

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Dt. Priti Kumari

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