The Best Fruits to Treat Fatty Liver

Fruits are nature's gift for our health. They can bring many benefits to the table and help out with the prevention and treatment of various diseases.
The Best Fruits to Treat Fatty Liver
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Fatty liver disease is a common condition. It happens when fat deposits accumulate around the organ, affecting its basic functions and causing inflammation. Fatty liver disease can be treated by adopting diet and lifestyle changes. Below, you’ll find some of the most common fruits that help to treat this condition.

Fruits that can help you treat fatty liver disease

1. Tamarind

Pieces of tamarind

Are you aware of the powerful properties of this tropical fruit? Scientists have studied this fruit and its nutritional value. In the next paragraphs we’ll talk a bit more in depth about them.

Tamarind is an excellent cleanser that helps with digestion and weight loss. Because of its high content of fibers and unsaturated acids, it also great to help with the treatment of arteriosclerosis. And of course, it can help with the treatment of fatty liver disease as well. But, how?

Tamarind has protective and decongestant properties that work on the liver. It’s perfect to treat bile duct problems because it can help to drain out and heal the gallbladder.

It can also have a purifying effect and help to lower your cholesterol levels by reducing the amount of fat surrounding the liver.

Don’t wait to add this fruit to your diet. The best way to eat it is as an infusion; steep around 30 grams of the leaves per liter of water. We recommend at least three glasses of water daily.

2. Lemon, the great cleanser

A glass of lemonade

We love lemons. Drink a glass of mineral water mixed with lemon juice daily to help treat fatty liver disease quickly.

Lemons are a great detox agent, rich in vitamin C and healthy citric acids. But the best kept secret about lemons is that they act as a digestive aid, helping your body break down foods in your stomach. Because of this, the digestive process is more simple and effective.

To sum up, lemons are a tool that stimulates healthy digestion and protects your liver due to the acids they contain.

3. The refreshing benefits of pears

Two pears and a glass of pear juice

Are you a fan of pears? Then you’re in luck. Pears not only contain a great amount of healthy nutrients, they’re also sweet and refreshing treats.

Pears are the ideal treats in weight loss diets due to their high water content and the energy they provide to your body. They also have a high concentration of fructose, making it a must-have fruit for those who suffer from diabetes.

Pears also have the perfect amount of soluble and insoluble fiber to promote the elimination of cholesterol and to regulate intestinal function. And of course, they also help to fight against constipation because of the pectin they contain.

Here’s a fun fact: eating two pears a day will provide you with 20% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, about 10% of the daily recommended amount of folic acid and a great dose of complete vitamin B complex (B1, B2, and in smaller quantities B3 and B6) and vitamin E.

All of those things make pears an excellent liver aid. Their organic acids make them a natural remedy for stomach aches by increasing the secretion of gastric juices. This also purifies the pancreas and liver.

Don’t forget to include a glass of pear juice or slices of pear in your daily diet to stay healthy.

4. The benefits of melon juice and papaya seeds

A glass of papaya juice with a piece of papaya next to it

Did you know that melon juice and papaya seeds are a great natural remedy? Drinking a glass this is a great way to purify your liver and reduce the fatty residues that accumulates there. This allows your ‘human laboratory’, the liver, to complete its basic functions such as producing bile, promoting the absorption of fats and vitamins and eliminating toxins and excess cholesterol.

Drinking a glass every afternoon can be a great aid to treat fatty liver disease. And it’s a very simple process:

What ingredients do I need?

  • Two slices of melon
  • One glass of fresh water
  • Two papaya seeds

How do I make the drink?

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend well. Don’t strain it; instead drink it slowly making sure to chew the bits of papaya seed. You’ll see the results quickly in your overall well-being.

5. The perfect properties of strawberries

Two glasses of strawberry-lemonade

Besides being delicious, strawberries are a terrific remedy to cleanse the liver and detox your body.
They contain fiber, vitamin C, and an antioxidant that not only protects your body, but also strengthens your immune system. The natural acids found in this fruit can help protect your liver by disinfecting and acting as an anti-inflammatory. Strawberries also have a high water concentration, which can help with fluid retention, reduce hypertension and reduce uric acid.

Among their many benefits, strawberries provide potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphor, iodine and calcium to your diet. When they’re in season you should consume at least seven to eight strawberries per day.

You can have them in delicious smoothies or healthy infusions. If you add a bit of lemon juice to the infusion, you’ll be left with a great detoxifying drink you can add to your diet.

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