Macronutrients

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts is a cultivated Brassica in which the marketable parts of the plant are the swollen axillary buds known as “sprouts” or “buttons.” It is part of the family of cruciferous vegetables and generally classified as Brassica oleracea (Brassicaceae family, previously called the Cruciferae). The origin of this plant remains obscure and has been

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Nutrition and Healthy Ageing.

Neri Cristina and D’alba Lucia (2021) described ageing as a state of reduced regenerative and adaptive capacity resulting in an easier development of morbidity; they recognised that one’s prerequisite for wellbeing and having a good quality of life is to maintain an adequate nutritional status. It is important to watch the nutritional status of elderly

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Carbohydrates…what are they??

There is a lot of confusing messages about foods containing carbohydrates. Foods that contain carbohydrates provide us with energy, vitamins, minerals and fibre which are all important for health. Put simply, carbohydrates provide the body’s primary source of energy. Simple carbohydrates, such as sugars (glucose, fructose, lactose, sucrose), give instant energy and have no other

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