Many people would agree that nuts in their raw form are a super food. They are protein dense and loaded with nutrition. People with a compromised liver have additional nutritional needs and now some nuts (in moderation) can help support liver health.
Because they are good sources of dietary fiber and heart-healthy unsaturated fats, potassium and magnesium, include nuts in your diet if you have fatty liver disease. As we have mentioned many times before, dietary fiber can help lower your blood cholesterol levels and may also help control blood sugar levels and reduce your risk for diabetes.
In addition, one study has found that “nut eaters were found to have higher levels of high density lipoproteins (good cholesterol) and lower levels of C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation in the body) than those who don’t consume nuts. For the purpose of defending against liver disease, high density lipoproteins help protect against fatty liver disease and low levels of C-reactive protein correlate with a reduction of inflammation in the liver (a precursor to liver cell damage”).
Four nuts in particular,have been identified to support liver health. They include, almonds, pecans, Brazil nuts, and walnuts.