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Diet and Depression

Although diet in itself is not a treatment for depression, eating the right foods can help with stabilising our mood and control side effects of medications—such as increased appetite and weight gain. Eating regular meals is really important to stabilise energy and mood levels. Ensure all of your meals contain …

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Some Egg-cellent ideas

You may know that older people need more protein but at the same time often struggle with digesting meat. Eggs are a nutritious protein source food that’s incredibly easy to digest, making them a great solution for getting enough protein. However, some research has found that most people over 60 …

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Food Fortification & Malnutrition

Author: The Pure Food Co Malnutrition, in the form of undernutrition remains very prevalent in New Zealand, especially in the older population (1). It is a problem that is often under-recognised and under-treated with grave consequences (2). Malnutrition is described as ‘a state of nutrition in which a deficiency, excess or …

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Eating Well this Winter

The wisdom “Let food be thy medicine” dates back almost 3000 years, and the importance of this statement is no less important now than it was then. The winter months can prove a nutritional challenge for some of us. Huddling in front of the fire and television on a wet, …

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The power of veggies

Keeping muscle mass and function is very important as you age. Typically as a muscle ages, it not only diminishes in size and strength, it also loses its aerobic capacity. This impacts on mobility and therefore, the ability to stay independent. The biological role of your muscles goes far beyond mobility. …

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