Our body’s second largest organ, the liver has more than 500 jobs to do, including helping the body get rid of unwanted toxins like alcohol and it’s by-products. What can we all do this festive season to show our livers a little more love?
Many parents dread the thought of getting back to lunch box preparation in September. However up to 1/3 of our children’s food is eaten in school and plays an important role in forming eating habits, so it is important to try to ensure that lunchboxes are as healthy as possible. For ideas read on, or tune into TV3 Saturday AM on 2nd September to see Heather sharing her top tips.
Our skin is our largest organ and a very good barometer of overall health. When it comes to glowing, healthy skin it really is a case of beauty being more than skin deep. What we chose to eat and drink can make a bigger difference to the appearance of our skin than an expensive cream.
Recent research has recommended that we increase our fruit and vegetable intake to ten-a-day. This study from the Imperial College London looked at all studies ever carried out assessing disease risk versus intake of fruits and vegetables. This is called a meta-analysis and is a powerful tool to analyse groups of studies, where findings may differ for various reasons such as population differences. This research looked at the diets of almost 2 million people and concluded that while five-a-day is beneficial to our health, ten-a-day is even better.