The pros of peanut butter for the elderly

Peanut butter is a great source of protein. Having it on toast is a great, easy and convenient way for the elderly to incorporate it into their diet. The protein is great for building and repairing muscles and it can help you feel fuller for longer. Eaten in moderation, a good quality peanut butter can […]

The importance of calcium in your diet

All of us need calcium to build and maintain healthy bones. The mineral also helps our heart beat, our muscles to contract and our blood to clot and the amount we need changes as we get older. As we age, our bone loss accelerates and conditions such as osteoporosis can develop if our bones are […]

The benefits of drinking lemon water

Today our blog is all about the benefits of drinking lemon water as part of our series of blog posts on healthy eating and drinking. It’s important we all look after our bodies as much as we can, especially as we’re getting older and many small changes can help reduce the risk of developing diseases […]

Why you should introduce cranberries into your diet

Cranberries aren’t just for popping on our Christmas dinner plates alongside the turkey – we need to be incorporating them into our regular diets as they are bursting with health benefits. Cranberries are full of vitamin C, which is great for our immune systems, so load up on them if you feel a cold or […]

Make room for mushrooms in your diet to help halt brain decline

According to new research eating two or more portions of mushrooms per week could halve your risk of bran decline in old age. The study, which was recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that older people who eat 300g or more of cooked mushrooms have a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment […]

Malnutrition awareness in the elderly

According to research by the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, one in ten people (1.3 million) over the age of 65 in the UK is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. It also found that 90% of people who are affected by malnutrition are living at home. There is a common misconception that […]

The health benefits of eating pumpkin

If you haven’t already noticed, pumpkins are starting to pop up in supermarkets and farm shops all over the place in preparation for people to carve them for Halloween. However, anyone not celebrating the Samhain festival, can still make use of pumpkins by eating them! Pumpkins, which are part of the gourd family, have some […]

Garlic – nature’s super food

We’re passionate about advising the elderly and helping our own elderly service users to maintain a healthy diet. We have previously blogged about our tips for the elderly to eat well and have even talked about the humble potato and how it can keep you fit and well and how eating kale can keep your […]