A Well-Balanced Diet

Posted on: 12th December 2012

To be healthy and help your body work properly you need to get the right balance between different foods and drinks.

For many people with liver disease that means following a well-balanced diet. This can help prevent further damage to your liver. And for people with non-alcohol related fatty liver disease it can help reverse the damage.

For people who don't have a liver condition, eating a well-balanced diet is an important way to reduce the risk of liver disease in the future.

As well as helping to manage or even prevent liver disease, a well-balanced diet also helps prevent type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, stroke and cancer.

This page has information and tips to help you rebalance your diet, whether you have liver disease or not. Find out:

Some liver conditions mean you need to make special changes to your diet, especially if you have an advanced stage of liver damage. Our information about different liver conditions includes any specific dietary advice you should follow. You can also read about coping with eating difficulties such as loss of appetite or feeling sick (nausea).

If you have already been given dietary advice by your liver specialist or a registered dietitian it is important that you don't make any changes without discussing it with them first.