Why fish this Good Friday is really good for your liver!
17 April 2019
Liver Day this year falls on Good Friday, 19 April, and to mark the day we are
launching Eating Well: A LiverWELL™
Lifestyle Guide, a beautifully illustrated digital book and resource,
available for free download by anyone looking for delicious recipes plus hints
and tips to help improve their liver health.
by a range of liver health experts and consumers, the Guide comes at a time when liver disease, including fatty liver and
viral hepatitis is affecting an estimated 6 million Australians, and liver
cancer is the fastest growing known cause of cancer deaths in the country*.
The Guide, a collaborative health project written by our resident accredited
practising dietitian Priscilla Hiromi Correa, and chef Kessavee Lutchmanen,
“…is the first of four resources
promoting a healthier lifestyle for all, especially those experiencing liver
disease,” explained Melanie Eagle, CEO of Hepatitis Victoria.
"We want fast and easy recipes using readily available ingredients that taste good and are great for liver health -but this is more than just a recipe book- it's a go-to source of information about healthy, balanced food, with nutritional analysis and sensible health tips thrown in," she said.
Eating Well: A LiverWELL™
Lifestyle Guide consists of recipes suitable
for breakfast and snacks, lunch and dinner, side dishes and desserts.
have been developed in association with Kessavee Lutchmanen, head chef at the
Merri Café at the CERES in Brunswick. The
has also received input and endorsement from people with lived experience of
began her career in Mauritius and trained in France where she worked for six
months in a three-star Michelin restaurant. A fish curry she made with her grandma when a little girl in Mauritius
is a special recipe in the book she wants everyone to try.
get the fish from the local fisherman and veggies next door from our neighbour,
so I am incorporating this tasty recipe of my grandma’s in the book and I hope
everyone is going to like it.”
Hiromi Correa is passionate for good food that improves liver health.
not relate what they eat to liver health, because with a disease like fatty
liver, you may not present with obvious symptoms, so we want to raise more
awareness,” Priscilla said.
“The Guide highlights ingredients that are
part of a balanced, healthy diet which favours liver health, and together with
the recipes, you will find nutritional recommendations and what to eat and what
not to eat,” she added.
for Eating Well: A liverWELL™ Lifestyle
As someone whose
family has been personally and tragically affected by liver disease, I know how
challenging it can be to find easy to understand and yet authoritative guidance
around how to eat well and look after your liver. This healthy eating guide offers practical and positive
assistance at a time when it is most needed -Maria
Liver disease affects millions of Australians, yet the vast majority of them are unaware of their condition. Liver health is given a boost if you eat well, that's why I endorse this Guide and its delicious sounding recipes which are good for your liver -A/Professor Paul Gow Deputy Director of Gastroenterology, Austin Health
One of the most
effective ways you can tackle liver disease and protect yourself is quite
simple, it’s to eat healthy and delicious food. That’s why I strongly endorse
Eating Well: A LiverWELL™ Lifestyle Guide -Dr Alex Hodge, Gastroenterologist
The Eating Well
guide is a valuable resource for my patients because there is great evidence
supporting the benefits of a well-balanced and nutritious diet in people with
liver disease -Phoebe Trinidad, Hepatic Clinical Nurse Consultant
Download the Guide
View the video
Listen to a podcast interview with Priscilla and Kessavee