What are the best foods for an elevated AST and ALT?
Asked by katavina83 on Aug 31, 2009 in Health Conditions



My AST and ALT were slightly elevated in my most recent lab results.


Answer

ALT (alanine aminotransferase) and AST (aspartate aminotransferase) are enzymes that leak into the bloodstream when liver cells are damaged.  The liver can be damaged by diseases, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis, as well as by certain drugs, like alcohol and by an exceptionally sugary and fatty diet.  Liver conditions usually respond to a diet of nutritious foods with enough calories to maintain ideal weight and no more.  If fatty liver is a problem, the best diet is one low in refined carbohydrates, saturated fat and alcohol, which emphasizes vegetables, complex carbohydrates, lean fish, poultry and meat, and fat from plant sources.


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