2. Go Green
It’s vital for people who have cirrhosis to increase their fiber intake. Fiber sweeps the digestive tract clean and improves digestion, thereby reducing unnecessary stress on the liver. Dark, leafy, green vegetables, such as spinach and kale, contain compounds such as indoles including indole-3-carbinol (I3C) plus isothiocyanates, and di-indolemethane (DIM), derived from glucosinolates.
In 2009 the journal, Nature, published research from Chinese scientists that suggested the isothiocyanates found in kale were observed to reduce the activation of carcinogens.
Cook this cruciferous vegetable before consumption. A popular health trend is the consumption of raw kale in smoothies. However, raw kale increases inflammation of the cell walls in the digestive tract, increasing the chance of gas and the potential for stomach cramps.
Research shows isothiocyanates from kale’s glucosinolates regulate detoxification activities at a cellular level. Add kale and spinach into your diet and benefit from better gut health, and a cleansing effect on the liver that helps the organ deal with cirrhosis.