- You can get a fatty liver from consuming too much alcohol. But more and more people are getting a fatty liver from consuming too much sugar and starchy food. This leads to being overweight, obesity, too much insulin, insulin resistance, diabetes, and prediabetes. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – Symptoms and causes
- When fatty liver is not caused by alcohol, it is called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The above link tells you what to do. Cut out junk foods, sugary and starchy foods, because it would cause more insulin resistance. Stay away from alcohol until your physician clears you based on blood tests that you can drink moderate amounts of alcohol occasionally. You will put more emphasis on vegetables and fruit. In short, you are eating a Mediterranean diet. This has been proven to be an anti-inflammatory diet and it was inflammation that caused the nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the first place.
- Keep in mind that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is completely reversible. But if you do not change anything, you will get the next phase of liver disease, liver cirrhosis. This is NOT reversible. Liver cirrhosis leads to a slow painful death. But it can also degenerate into liver cancer, which causes you to die even earlier. Liver Cancer Risk Factors.