Anti-inflammatory Energy Balls

I generally try to follow a low sugar diet, and that includes limiting my dried fruit intake. But occasional treats are an important part of enjoying life, so as long as you do keep them occasional, it’s good to have some snack recipes to hand that contain only whole foods. These energy balls contain much more seeds than dried fruit, unlike some of the commercially available ones, yet they are still sweet enough.… Read the rest

Why it Pays to Look After Your Liver

Your amazing liver

How often do you think about your liver? As with most hidden parts of our body, we often don’t think about it much until something goes wrong with it. Yet your liver is truly remarkable. Here are some facts about this amazing organ:

  • It is the heaviest organ in the body
  • The only organ larger is the skin
  • The liver uses 27% of the energy of the body at rest
  • It filters 1.4 litres of blood every minute
  • All nutrients that are absorbed in the digestive system are first transported in the blood to the liver, so that any toxins can be filtered out before the blood gets into general circulation

The liver is a very busy organ indeed – it is estimated that it carries out over 500 functions!… Read the rest