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Diet Care for Ascites

Ascites is most often seen in people with liver disease. This uncomfortable condition results from the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, which is the space in your abdomen between your abdominal organs. A low-sodium diet is recommended for people with ascites. Consult your doctor about your dietary needs before making changes to your intake.

To Avoid To Consume
Green leafy vegetables Broccoli
Tomato Carrots
Mushroom Onion
Olives Garlic
Celery Beans
Red pepper Cabbage
Yam Bottle gourd
Sweet potatoes Ridge gourd
Taro roots Round gourd
Jackfruit Bitter gourd
Dried beans and too much soy products Cauliflower,Bell peppers
Whole pulses Split with skin removed pulses
Soya products and Dried and frozen pulses -
All citrus fruits Banana
Canned and packaged fruits Avocadoes
Coconut Apple
- Pomegranate
- Muskmelon
- Papaya
White refined flour Whole wheat flour
White rice Oats
White bread Whole grains cereals
- Porridge
- Brown rice
Prawns Eggs white part only
Lobster Roasted or Grilled
Crab Lean meat
Lean beef Fish and Skinless chicken
Pork -
Lamb -
Ham -
Very lean minced meat -
Red chili Fennel
Table Salt Turmeric
Garlic salt Cumin
- Thyme
- Black pepper
- Coriander
Dairy Products
Whole milk and cream -
Cream cheese -
Condensed milk -
Cocoa butter -
Low-fat cheese -
Low-fat milk -
Dry Fruits
Cashew nuts Flax seeds
Pistachio Pumpkin seeds
Peanuts Walnuts
Raisins Almonds
Butter Canola oil
Palm oil Cow ghee
Coconut oil Rice bran oil
Hydrogenated oil -
Olive oil -
Whole milk drinks Coconut water
Cream based liqueurs Buttermilk
Canned soup and packaged soup Clear soups
Alcohol Green tea
Sweetened drinks Herbal tea
Squashes Pomegranate juice
Hot chocolate drinks Carrot juice
Diet soda Ginger tea

Diet Chart For Ascites

Early Morning

1 tsp Fenugreek seeds / Garlic juice


Broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Oats / Semolina pancake / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with veg or Dal / 1- egg’s white part only


Fruits / Steamed Salad / Dandelion tea


Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg / Dal + Steamed salad 


Herbal Tea / Green tea / Ginger tea / Roasted Rice flakes

Before Dinner

Soups (Home-made)


Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia / Veg + Dal