Best Foods for Cirrhosis | Healthy Recipes

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Be it any condition, a healthy diet is a road to fast recovery. Watch this video for some quick and easy recipes to help you recover from Cirrhosis!



Cirrhosis is a progressive liver disease. t refers to the hardening and scarring of the liver tissues that occurs when the liver suffers from some prolonged damage.

Symptoms to look for:

• Nausea, fatigue, jaundice, weight loss & loss of appetite
• Itching & swelling in legs



• Prolonged damage to the liver
• Chronic alcohol consumption
• Hepatitis, fatty liver
• Build-up of excess iron or copper


Food groups to consume in cirrhosis:

1. One should avoid meat, poultry & rely on plant proteins for

Foods to consume: Proteins beans, peas, lentils, tofu and dairy products like milk, yogurt and cottage cheese.

2. Carbohydrates: They ensure body has sufficient energy

Foods to consume: potatoes, rice, wheat, sweet potatoes, , apples, bananas and dried fruits like kiwis, prunes & dates

3. Vitamin E: Softens scar tissue and improves blood flow to

Foods to consume: spinach, kale, red bell peppers, broccoli, apricots, peanuts, pine nuts, almonds and sunflower seeds


Recipes based on the above food groups:

Recipe 1: Pasta

1. Add 5 cups of water in a big vessel
2. Now add 250 g wheat pasta in it
3. Also add 2 cups of broccoli florets
4. Add some salt and 1 tsp sunflower oil in it
5. Let it boil for about 15 min till the pasta and broccoli become

Before draining the pasta, reserve 1 cup of water in which the
pasta is boiled

6. Now drain the pasta & broccoli and keep aside
7. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a pan
8. Add 3 finely chopped garlic cloves
9. Sauté this till the garlic turns golden brown
10. Now add the boiled pasta and broccoli
11. Stir well and add 2 tbsp red pasta sauce in this

You can make this sauce at home putting together some fresh tomatoes, basil & other herbs

12. Add the reserved pasta water
13. Stir well
14. Add some salt and pepper to taste
15. Finally add 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese in it
16. Mix all this well and remove in a serving dish
17. Garnish with some olive oil and parmesan cheese
18. Your pasta is ready to serve

Recipe 2: Potato salad

1. Boil and dice 8-10 potatoes
2. Add these to a bowl
3. Add 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4. Mix this well
5. Let it marinate sit for about 5 minutes.
6. Then add 1 tbsp finely chopped spring onion to it
7. Also add 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
8. Add 1 tsp olive oil
9. Add some salt and pepper to salt
10. Toss it well before serving



• Reduce amount of total fat in diet
• Reduce amount of salt in diet
• Avoid intake of caffeinated drinks






The above recipes have been developed in consultation with a nutritionist. However, these are not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a trained health professional. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision. Consult your physician before adopting the suggestions in this video, as well as about any condition that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Refer to the terms of use on our website


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