Today I want to answer the question, “is coffee okay for a fatty liver?” Coffee actually has a lot of phytonutrients that are beneficial to the liver. So, it’s not a bad thing for a fatty liver. But what is bad is non-organic coffee. Non-organic coffee is filled with chemicals you don’t want, like pesticides. These chemicals are very oxidizing, which increases inflammation. The liver is all about detoxifying, so you don’t want to add those bad chemicals back in. The fatty liver is one factor of metabolic syndrome.
Some symptoms of metabolic syndrome are:
- High triglycerides
- Low HDL
- Central obesity
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar
But, if you add a fatty liver to the mix, all of these are also symptoms of high insulin. If you have a fatty liver, the most important things you need to try are:
- Choline: (will strip the fat)
- Betaine hydrochloride: (will help strip the fat)
- Reducing your carbs: (the fat is coming from carbs)
- Leafy green vegetables: (great for the liver)
- Intermittent fasting: (keeps the insulin low so your body can use the fat for fuel)
- Vitamin E: (can help reduce complications and slow down cirrhosis)
The liver is a really important organ in detoxification, so don’t start putting those bad chemicals back in there. Drink organic coffee, and try to limit yourself to one small cup of organic coffee in the mornings.