Healthy foods – find out what is good for you

Even if you follow a healthy diet, you do not have to give up anything. You will see: In almost every category, there are foods you can safely eat. In our download section, you can find a more detailed list of recommended foods and those you should avoid.

Meat and meat products

  • If possible, eat meat only twice a week.
  • Prefer low-fat meat such as chicken.
  • As always, prepare your meat with little or no fat.


  • Fish is the source of many vital vitamins, especially vitamins A, B12 and D.
  • Avoid fish that is high in fat or has been battered and fried. Instead, eat one of the low-fat varieties.
  • Cooked or steamed fish is healthiest.

Fruits and vegetables

  • If possible, use organically grown products – your liver will need to process fewer harmful substances.
  • If possible, steam your vegetables.
  • Buy your vegetables when they are in season to avoid greenhouse products low in vitamins.

Milk and dairy products

  • Milk and dairy products are an important part of daily  nurtition for people with liver diseases too.
  • Fat content of cheese should preferably not exceed 30% in dry matter.


  • Recent evidence suggests that it’s not necessary to reduce protein for people with liver disease.
  • Consume your eggs as freshly as possible, preferably within a week.
  • Eggs should always be kept in the refrigerator.

Bread and cereals

  • Try to use full grain products wherever possible. If you’re not used to eating full grain products, introduce them slowly to your diet, as they might cause flatulence.
  • Try to avoid all white flour products – they don’t contain any valuable nutrients.


  • Use salt as sparingly as possible (preferably iodized salt!).
  • It is better to avoid hot spices.


  • Always remember: Alcohol is taboo!
  • Avoid drinks that are too hot or too cold.
  • Drink at least 2 liters of liquid a day.
  • Drink throughout the day and do not drink large amounts at a time.

Sweets and desserts

  • Enjoy in moderation.
  • Fresh fruitcake instead of cream cake, yoghurt instead of pudding!
  • Do not forget hidden alcohol in chocolates and cakes.


  • As a general rule, avoid fatty foods as much as possible.
  • But: not all fats are the same! Fats from vegetables and with polyunsaturated fatty acids are an important source of energy.
  • do not use any refined oils, preferably use virgin oils (olive oil, thistle oil and wheat germ oil) with a high content of unsaturated fatty acids.
  • If possible, do not heat your oil above 60 degrees Celsius in order to preserve the valuable unsaturated fatty acids.
  • For fried foods, use olive oil instead of butter and clarified butter.