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Are frozen vegetables just as nutritious as fresh vegetables?

Many people believe that fresh vegetables are better than frozen vegetables. However, fresh vegetables lose nutritional value just by sitting around and sometimes it could take up to two weeks from the time they’ve been picked until they reach your plate. Straight from the garden to the table is certainly …

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The importance of eating regularly

We expect that our diet and appetite will change as we age, and to a certain point eating less as you get older is normal. Mobility issues may cause older people to reduce the amount of physical activity they do, and their metabolism may slow down which results in less …

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Malnutrition starts in the community

Author: The Pure Food Co Now, I know what you’re thinking. We are regularly subjected to heart wrenching images of those living in poverty, unable to gain access to food, water or healthcare. Malnutrition is a worldwide problem without a doubt, however, potentially to the surprise of some, there’s also …

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Preventing Pressure Injuries – getting the basics right!

Author: The Pure Food Co Each year in New Zealand, approximately 55,000 people experience a pressure injury [1]. While that may not sound like many people to you, the cost to the New Zealand taxpayer is huge at over $600 million per year [1]. Pressure injuries can significantly reduce a …

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Ditching the Coffee Table Dining

When was the last time you sat down at the dining table and enjoyed a meal together with friends or family?  We live in a rushed society, and scoffing down whatever we can find can be commonplace.  It’s so easy to head to the fridge and nibble on whatever looks …

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Tastes of the World

In keeping within the “Tours and Travel” theme for this month, I thought I would share my recent experience with Indonesian food. I recently returned from a very relaxing holiday in Bali, where the people are friendly, the sun pleasantly warm and the food absolutely delicious.  As a matter of …

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The weather outside may be frightful, but your diet doesn’t have to be..!

Staying Strong Despite the Lessening Sun  As the temperature continues to drop, people become increasingly challenged to maintain a healthy diet. On a chilly day, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch with a bowl of canned (salty!) soup or a big bowl of chocolate pudding.  Salads and steamed …

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