Nutrition

December 7, 2021
Understanding the Basics of Weight Loss: The Thermic Effect of food

What is the Thermic Effect of Food?  The Thermic Effect of Food, abbreviated as TEF, is the calories used to digest and process each macronutrient group. The macronutrient groups are protein, carbohydrates and fats (1, 2). TEF accounts for around 10% of your total energy expenditure (1, 2), which isn't much but can still make […]

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June 12, 2021
Nutritious Meal Recipe Ideas for the Elderly

Introduction The importance of good nutritional intake for the elderly provides adequate micronutrients and antioxidants (vitamins and minerals) to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, maintain healthy muscle mass, hormone balance, and provide energy for everyday activities (1).  I have highlighted some of my original example recipe ideas that older adults may want to incorporate […]

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