Is there any special diet for people living with chronic hepatitis B infection?
In general, you want to be sure you are living a healthy lifestyle. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, and get regular exercise. When possible, choose whole foods fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, plant-based proteins (like tofu, grains, and peanuts), fish and lean meats. Avoid processed foods and limit sugary drinks (sodas and fruit juices) and foods with added sugar. Limit red and fatty cuts of meat and limit foods deep fried in unhealthy oils. Avoid processed meats (like hot dogs and deli meats). Make sure to buy your nuts from trusted sources, and to inspect the nuts and grains for any signs of Aflatoxin poisoning (moldy appearance and discoloration). Also be very careful with medications or herbal remedies and supplements. Some supplements and herbs can do more harm than good. Here is more information on how to maintain a healthy liver. Find more healthy liver tips on this episode of our B Heppy podcast with Dr. Jennifer Lai. This guide is a comprehensive resource on the dos and don’ts while living with hepatitis B.