Hepatitis B: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • People with hepatitis B should eat heart-healthy foods (such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains) and limit intake of fats, maintain a healthy weight
  • Fat-free and low-fat foods
  • Vitamin, minerals and electrolyte supplements
  • Plain or whole grain bread and cereals, vegetables and salads, fruits, low-fat milk, and dairy products (cheese, yogurt etc.), lean meats, fish and poultry, eggs, nuts, legumes (beans, lentils etc.)
Foods to be avoided
  • Full-cream milk, yogurt, cream, cream cheese, and fatty cheeses
  • Biscuits, cakes, pies, etc. with high-fat content
  • Chocolate
  • Not more than three eggs a week
  • Fatty, fried meats, fatty fish, poultry skin, all processed meats and sausages, fatty gravies, fish canned in oil
  • Nuts, peanut butter, nut spreads
  • Potato chips, vegetables smothered in butter or white/cheese sauces
  • Fatty snacks or very spicy snacks
  • Alcohol

Yoga and Exercise

  • Matsyasana (fish pose)   watch video
  • Baddha padmasana (bound lotus pose)
  • Makrasana (crocodile pose)   watch video
  • Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)

Home Remedies

  • Avoid strenuous exercises
  • Eat proper food (hygienic)
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Avoid dehydration
  • See your doctor right away if you think you have been in contact with the hepatitis B virus.
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