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Barring dietary restrictions given by your doctor, starchy items can be consumed while healing your liver. However, they should be eaten in small quantities and be used as a small side dish or “garnish” rather than, for example, a large-size jacket potato with all the trimmings. Sweet potatoes are a very healthy food. They too are starchy (and have a nearly-identical carb count to white potatoes), but the body may be able to process them more easily depending upon a variety of factors. Don’t cut these delicious and healthy foods out of your diet, just enjoy them modestly and occasionally. Make the majority of your diet healthy meats, poultry and fish, along with non-starchy vegetables.