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Is It Okay To Drink Coffee If You Have Liver Disease?

Is It Okay To Drink Coffee If You Have Liver Disease?

The answer is yes. Coffee is actually quite beneficial for your liver.

According to the Canadian Liver Foundation, coffee has the following benefits for your liver:

  • Improves  abnormal liver blood tests, including elevated ALT, AST and GGT
  • Reduces the risk of fatty liver disease by improving insulin resistance
  • Enhances the response to treatment for  chronic hepatitis C
  • Reduces  the risk  of cirrhosis due to alcohol or viral hepatitis
  • Reduces the risk of  hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer)

These are quite extraordinary benefits! Studies show that the beneficial dose required is 3 cups a day. Researchers don’t yet know all of the explanations for why coffee is so good for the liver, but it is high in polypenols, which are a type of powerful antioxidant.

Gary Fagan is the president of the Canadian Liver Foundation, a health charity that supports education and research in liver disease. He made an interesting statement: “There is now significant evidence that coffee can help prevent liver disease with scientists learning and discovering more each day. Since many do not discover that they have liver disease until it reaches an advanced stage, it’s good to know that their daily coffee may actually be helping as opposed to hurting their livers”.

This is very true; liver disease often remains hidden until it reaches an advanced stage. This is why I recommend everyone asks their doctor for a liver function test every year, to check on the health of this vital organ. This is especially critical if you experience symptoms of liver damage, such as indigestion, abdominal bloating, bad breath, fatigue and an inability to lose weight.

It’s good to know that one of the most popular beverages can have such amazing benefits for your health. There’s a big difference between a long black and an iced coffee with cream, ice-cream and caramel syrup though! Don’t undo the benefits by adding a lot of sugar and artificial additives. If you need to sweeten your coffee, try adding stevia; it is all natural and calorie free.

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7 comments

  1. I have fatty liver my ggt is 53 is it ok to put cream in coffee

  2. Hi, I have alcholic fatty liver with high(sgot, sgpt). Is coffee good for me now?

    • Hi Sabi,

      Black coffee is preferable, and without sugar. If you need to sweeten it use Stevia or Dr Cabot’s product Nature Sweet.
      We recommend eliminating gluten, sugar, processed food and takeout meals with fatty liver.
      There is some dietary information in this article: https://www.liverdoctor.com/what-should-you-eat-if-you-have-fatty-liver/
      There is an excellent eating plan in Dr Cabot’s book ‘Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It’.
      We recommend you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function and protect liver cells.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  3. I have NASH, does it matter if the coffee is caffeinated or decaffeinated to benefit my liver?

    • Hi Dora,

      As long as it is good quality coffee, not instant coffee.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutrition Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  4. Leaning great stuff about my health h and my fatty liver.

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