Eating to Reduce NAFLD the Mediterranean Way
Smith, Brittany; Craven, Kay; Kolasa, Kathryn
This 2-sided handout describes the Mediterranean Diet as an evidence-based eating approach demonstrated to be associated with benefits in the management and prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This handout can be used by providers or educators to explain the Mediterranean approach to eating and assist their clients/patients in making realistic behavior changes to follow a Mediterranean style diet. The frontside of this handout uses the plate method to help users visualize the correct type, frequency, and proportion of foods that are included in a Mediterranean style of eating. The backside of this handout offers 6 tips to help users make their own eating pattern more like a Mediterranean approach to eating, like increasing intake of fruits and vegetables, choosing more whole grains, and changing the type of fat and protein in their diet.