Is Avocado Oil Good for Fatty Liver? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Avocado oil is good for fatty liver. Because it has oleic acid and lutein, and they can lower cholesterol, improve heart health, reduce inflammation, and protect liver function.

Fatty liver is a condition that affects your liver.

In fatty liver, your body stores too much fat in the liver cells.

This can lead to inflammation, scarring, and liver damage.

This can cause various health problems, such as cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure.

One of the key factors in managing fatty liver is diet.

What you consume can affect your liver function, which can impact your fatty liver symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage fatty liver, you should consume monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats rich foods like avocado, olive oil, and nuts, and avoid saturated and trans fats rich foods like butter, cheese, and fried foods.

Now, avocado oil is the natural oil pressed from the pulp of an avocado. People usually use it for cooking, baking, dressing, or skincare.

Avocado oil is good for fatty liver because it contains oleic acid, a healthy fat that may reduce cholesterol, improve heart health, and support liver function.

It also contains lutein, a carotenoid antioxidant that may protect against eye diseases and arthritis.

One tablespoon of avocado oil can give you 14 grams of fat (21% of your daily needs), of which 10 grams are monounsaturated, 2 grams are polyunsaturated, and 2 grams are saturated.

It also provides 10% of your daily vitamin E needs.

Oleic acid can positively affect fatty liver by lowering triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol, and increasing HDL (good) cholesterol.

This can reduce the risk of fatty liver complications, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Lutein can positively affect fatty liver by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress in the liver.

This can prevent liver damage and improve liver function.

Furthermore, avocado oil is a plant-based oil and plant-based oils are good for fatty liver.

Because, they are rich in antioxidants, phytochemicals, and fiber that can modulate liver metabolism and protect against liver injury.

You can eat up to two tablespoons of avocado oil per day safely.

More than that can cause weight gain, diarrhea, and nausea.

Also, you shouldn’t eat avocado oil if you have an allergy to avocados or latex to prevent anaphylaxis.

Because, avocado oil may contain traces of allergenic proteins that can trigger a severe reaction.

You can buy fresh avocado oil in your local market or can order it online.

Always choose cold-pressed, organic, and extra virgin avocado oil.

Because, these types of avocado oil are less processed, more nutritious, and more flavorful.

You can store them in a cool, dark, and dry place for up to a year.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing fatty liver effectively.

I always recommend my fatty liver patients to follow a fatty liver-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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