1/2 cup Brazil nut
1/2 cup cooked artichokes
Recent studies back by well known institutions proposed, Coffee, Broccoli, Artichoke and and Brazil nut may be the next generation of natural ingredients for prevention and treatment of hepatitis C.
Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans from the Coffee plant.
According to study lead by Dr. Inoue M, regularly consumed coffee is associated to reduced risk and treatment of either or both HCV and HBV infection(1).
In fact, "modest daily caffeine intake (as little as 100 mg) may protect against advanced hepatic fibrosis in men with chronic HCV infection" Dr. Khalaf N and colleagues said.
In the regard of the treatment of hepatitis C, combination of alpha lipoic acid (thioctic acid), silymarin, and selenium. Dr. Berkson BM, professor at the New Mexico State University, patients treated by the triple antioxidant program and are recovery quickly in prevention of liver transplant(4).
Furthermore, the concentration of serum selenium of hepatitis B and C patients is less than serum selenium concentration of healthy individuals, as it reflects the severity of disease, according to the Bannu Medical College(6).
The effectiveness of Coffee, Broccoli, Artichoke and and Brazil nut may serve as cornerstones of pharmaceutical target for further studies in production of a potential medication for reduced risk treatment of Hepatitis C with little or no adverse effects.
People who are at high risk of Hepatitis C due to weaken immune system,.environment factor.... should drink at least one serving daily and people with Hepatitis C should drink the smoothie as much as they can, depending to digestive toleration.
Life style and dietary patter change are recommended.
(2) Coffee and Caffeine Are Associated With Decreased Risk of Advanced Hepatic Fibrosis Among Patients With Hepatitis C. by Khalaf N1, White D1, Kanwal F1, Ramsey D1, Mittal S1, Tavakoli-Tabasi S2, Kuzniarek J3, El-Serag HB4.(PubMed)
(3) Coffee has hepatoprotective benefits in Brazilian patients with chronic hepatitis C even in lower daily consumption than in American and European populations by Machado SR1, Parise ER2, Carvalho Ld3.(PubMed)
(4) A conservative triple antioxidant approach to the treatment of hepatitis C. Combination of alpha lipoic acid (thioctic acid), silymarin, and selenium: three case histories by Berkson BM1.(PubMed)
(5) Effects of selenium and zinc status in biological samples of hepatitis C patient after herbal and pharmaceutical supplements by Kolachi NF1, Kazi TG, Afridi HI, Kazi NG, Mughal MA, Khan S.(PubMed)
(6) The possible role of selenium concentration in hepatitis B and C patients by Khan MS1, Dilawar S, Ali I, Rauf N.(PubMed)