Laura Brown, the Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Food and Health Sciences at Teesside University, warned of processed and fried foods. “People need to stay away from most things processed and fried like sugary foods, cookies, fizzy drinks and fruit juice,” said Brown. “This is because they increase the amount of fat build-up in the liver.”
Any of the following signs should be reported to a doctor “straight away”:
- Yellowness of the eyes and skin
- Bruising easily
- Dark urine
- Swelling of the tummy area
- Vomiting blood
- Dark black tarry poo
- Periods of confusion, forgetting things, mood changes or poor judgement
- Itching skin.
To help prevent such symptoms, and to take care of your liver, the charity elaborates on healthy eating.
“There is no magic diet or specific list of foods and drinks that will cure you or to avoid completely,” the British Liver Trust says.
“The aim is to generally eat and drink healthily most of the time and not have too much or too little of anything.”