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Foods Not to Eat With Liver Cancer

by
author image Jill Andrews
Jill Andrews began writing professionally for various online publications since 2009. Andrews holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry/nutrition from Memorial University in St.John's, Newfoundland. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Foods Not to Eat With Liver Cancer
Eating healthily is always the best course of option. Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images

Overview

If you have a serious health problem such as cancer, consuming a nutrient-rich, healthy diet is especially important. In liver cancer, the disease can cause weight loss, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, appetite loss, making diet extra-important. It can also cause yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes. While changing your diet won't bring you a cure, avoid eating certain foods can improve symptoms of liver cancer.

High-protein Foods

Foods Not to Eat With Liver Cancer
Eating too much protein may contribute to a buildup of toxic waste in your liver and body. Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

According to MedlinePlus, proteins may not be properly processed in your body when you suffer from liver cancer. Eating too much protein may contribute to a buildup of toxic waste in your liver and body. This can cause further damage to your liver condition and aggravate symptoms. It may be good to consume dietary sources of protein in moderation. Some foods are particularly high in protein including dairy, meat, poultry, fish and eggs. Plant proteins offer a moderate amount of protein including soy products, beans, and legumes. MedlinePlus advises that you should not lower your protein intake too much because this can lead to protein deficiencies.

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High-fat Foods

Foods Not to Eat With Liver Cancer
It may be good to limit your intake of high-fat foods such commercially prepared cakes. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images

It is important to consume a moderate intake of fat when you suffer with liver problems, such as liver disease and liver cancer. Consuming too many high-fat foods can stress the liver which is already under stress from processing food and coping with cancer treatments. MedlinePlus recommends that you consume fats in moderation. To do this, it may be good to limit your intake of high-fat foods such commercially prepared cakes, cookies, pies, fried onion rings, french fries and chips.

Foods High In Salt

Foods Not to Eat With Liver Cancer
Eating foods high in salt content may contribute to or worsen symptoms. Photo Credit Thinkstock/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Eating foods high in salt content may contribute to or worsen symptoms of liver cancer. According to MedlinePlus, salt can trigger and worsen symptoms of swelling and fluid accumulation in your liver. This is because salt acts causes your body to absorb and retain water. Table salt is a direct source of salt. Other sources of salt include packaged and processed goods, canned soups, frozen dinners and commercially prepared cookies, cakes and pies.

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