Nutrition & Women’s Health

Women have unique nutritional needs. Different nutrients are important through the different stages of a woman’s life: teenage years, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. Certain nutrients are important in teenage girls as they begin menstruation, especially iron [1] . Daly et al found that up to 9% of Irish teenage girls may be deficient in iron.Continue reading “Nutrition & Women’s Health”

Nutrition & Immunity

The immune system is what protects us from infection and informs the body’s response to injury. It is very complex and many different parts of the body are involved including the skin, bone marrow, lymphatic system and mucous membranes. Many factors affect our immune function including age, gender, genetics, stress, smoking, exercise, vaccination and infectionContinue reading “Nutrition & Immunity”

Top Nutrition Trends

What are the food and nutrition trends likely to drive sales in 2022? Proactive Health Proactive health was an emerging trend even before the global pandemic, but its importance has certainly been emphasised. The notion of eating for health has been around for a while. Consumers are well aware of the potential to improve health through diet, and this isContinue reading “Top Nutrition Trends”

Nutrition and Mental Wellbeing

There are many factors that can affect our mental wellbeing. The food choices we make are one element that can have an impact on how we feel. Below are some dietary measures that may have a positive effect on mental wellbeing. Stay Hydrated Many of us go through life feeling our energy and focus dipContinue reading “Nutrition and Mental Wellbeing”

Nutrition and Sport Services at MET

MET is dedicated to advancing the sciences of nutrition and sport in collaboration with industry and to maximising healthy outcomes in the Irish population. Nutrition and health are important drivers in food sales, driven by the increasing consumer demand for healthy food and drink products. The concept of medicinal nutrition encompasses functional foods and foodsContinue reading “Nutrition and Sport Services at MET”