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At last, a lifestyle habit that is good for you...

We have been talking about the benefits of drinking coffee to liver health for a while. However, it seems those benefits extend far beyond just the liver. A new study presented at the European Cardiac Society (ESC) Congress 2017, claims drinking coffee is inversely associated with the risk of all-cause mortality. The researchers found that participants who consumed at least four cups of coffee per day had a 64% lower risk of death than those who infrequently or never drank coffee. They also found a 22% lower risk of death for participants who drank two cups a day. Presenting at the ESC Congress, Dr Adela Navarro said: "Besides caffeine, coffee contains several very active compounds with pote

Slow & Steady.......

Obesity is a major risk factor for developing the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Having a healthy weight will benefit your health and well-being in many ways, including your liver function. In fact, weight loss is one of the best ways to reverse fatty liver if you are overweight or obese. So what's that got to do with a tortoise & a hare? Well, when it comes to weight loss, "slow & steady wins the race" just like the rabbit found out the hard way. Your body mass index (BMI) is a useful tool to help indicate if your weight falls within a healthy range. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered a healthy weight. If you do need to lose weight, a safe rate of weight loss is 0.5kg to

The Connection Between Cholesterol & Liver

Liver function and cholesterol are much more closely linked than we pay attention to. People with high blood cholesterol are more likely to develop the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and liver problems increase the likelihood of high cholesterol; A virtuous cycle that we need to break. Everyone has some cholesterol in their blood, but high levels can lead to a build-up of fat in your liver and damage the liver. So, What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is vital for the proper functioning of the body. The liver plays a key role in regulating cholesterol levels in the body, firstly by making cholesterol to be delivered to cells that need it around the body, and second

How pulses can benefit your liver health!

A pulse is an edible seed that grows in a pod. These include beans (baked beans, kidney beans, butter beans, pinto beans, cannelloni beans), peas (black eyed peas, chickpeas, marrowfat peas, split peas) and lentils (red, green, brown and puy). Pulses have many benefits such as reducing the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease and increase a feeling of fullness and therefore helping with weight loss or maintenance of a healthy weight. Pulses are great to include in a varied, healthy diet and therefore are ideal for keeping your #Liver #Healthy. Pulses are high in fibre, a nutrient that tends to be lacking in many people’s diets. The fibre in pulses includes soluble fibre (which helps ma

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