Eating Tips for People with Hepatitis C - Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease
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Eating Tips for People with Hepatitis C

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Eating tips - Hepatitis C for Patients

People with hepatitis C don't need to follow a special "hepatitis C diet." The advice that an average, healthy person gets will work just as well for people with hepatitis C, unless those people also have cirrhosis or another condition, such as diabetes, HIV, or kidney disease.

General dietary advice:

  • Eat regular, balanced meals
  • Maintain healthy calorie intake
  • Eat whole-grain cereals, breads, and grains
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Get adequate protein
  • Go easy on fatty, salty, and sugary foods
  • Drink enough fluids
  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight

Cautions:

  • Avoid alcohol
  • Be careful with dietary supplements