Nutrition

The role of omega-3 fatty acids

Sunday 13 December, 23:21

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that body needs to grow and work properly. Three fatty acids compose the omega-3 family: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Alpha-linolenic acid is found... more »

Vitamins: when nutritional integration is required

Sunday 13 December, 23:15

Vitamins are essential nutrients required in very small amounts by human body and playing a variety of physiological and metabolic roles. Since vitamins cannot be synthesized by the organism, they must be introduced with the diet in amounts... more »

How to prevent foodborne illness

Sunday 06 December, 22:00

Foodborne illness usually results from consuming food or water contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, viruses, toxins and, less commonly, chemicals. Although the occurrence of single cases is relatively high, the total impact of foodborne illness... more »

Baby weaning: how to start

Thursday 03 December, 22:11

Weaning is the process of introducing an infant to solid feeding and gradually replacing milk with solid food as the main source of nutrition. It is a delicate process, that requires time, care and consultation with the paediatrician and nurse... more »


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