Aug 19, 2019
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The Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nutritional Status

According to the Alzheimer’s Association facts and figures, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.  By the year 2050, this number is projected to increase to nearly 14 million individuals.  Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia in older adults.  Proper nutrition is important to help keep the body strong and healthy.  In … [ Read More ]

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The Importance of Protein for Older Adults

Protein is a macronutrient that is essential for older adults to build and maintain muscle mass.  Skin, bones, and organ are largely made up of protein.  The functions of protein include repair and maintenance of cells, making hormones and enzymes, transporting and storing small molecules within cells throughout the body, helping in healing wounds, and … [ Read More ]

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Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins are essential elements for normal human development.  Vitamins are found only in plants and animals and are organic substances which generate hundreds of chemical reactions throughout the body.  These include converting sugars and fats into energy and synthesizing proteins to create basic components of various cellular structures.  Vitamins can also help in healing wounds … [ Read More ]

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Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats

There are 3 macronutrients that we all require in our diets:  carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.  These macronutrients are important for growth and maintenance throughout the lifecycle. Carbohydrates are one of the main nutrients in our diets and help provide energy for our bodies.  All starches and sugars are broken down by the body to glucose … [ Read More ]

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