World Hepatitis Day 2021: Every year, the day is observed on July 28. World Hepatitis Day aims to raise awareness on hepatitis, a severe liver disease characterized by inflammation in the organ. The reason why we need a day to focus on hepatitis is its prevalence. Do you know that every 30 seconds, a person is dying owing to a hepatitis-related illness? Yes, this is what the World Health Organisation states. The theme of World Hepatitis Day 2021 is "Hepatitis Can't Wait." Well, it delivers a clear message that we urgently need to start working on eliminating viral hepatitis as a public threat and head towards offering a hepatitis-free future to the next generation. 

Apart from avoiding contaminated water and food, eating undercooked deer, pork, and shellfish, you can opt for liver-friendly foods in order to keep viral hepatitis at bay. Therefore, here we provide a list of food items you can include in your daily diet to keep your liver healthy.

Avocados

Moderate consumption of avocados along with following a balanced diet is associated with improved liver function, says a 2015 study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. Those who eat avocados have a healthy BMI and waist circumference. The level of good cholesterol also remains high in them. 

Oily Fish

Fish is a healthy alternative to pork and beef. It can be good for your liver health. Oily fish like salmon is known to help reduce fat accumulation and inflammation in the liver. It also promotes a lower BMI and good heart and brain health. 

Walnut

This nutrient-dense snack is extremely healthy for your liver. Consuming walnuts in small amounts can not only offer you healthy fats but also reduce the incidence of liver disease.

Olive Oil

If consumed over a long period, olive oil can help reduce liver enzymes known to cause liver disease. It can also decrease levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. Notably, olive oil is rich in calories so its portion should be kept in mind before opting.

Having these food items on your plate every day can keep viral hepatitis at bay!