Nutrition is the fuel of life

Our daily food and drink intake provides us with all the vital ingredients our body needs. We cannot live without food. But for most people, eating is much more than just consuming food. It is an important element of our social identity, and is closely associated with enjoyment and zest for life.

Avoiding imbalanced nutrition

If we do not eat enough, or the food we select does not provide a balanced diet, it may have serious consequences for our physical and mental health. The consequences of a poor or inadequate diet are especially apparent at times of increased need, for example as we age or suffer from illness or diseases.

Poor nutrition can be the result of both under- and overeating. But it is not only the quantity of energy (calories) taken that is important. The quantity and quality of protein, fat and carbohydrates consumed also plays a major role, and an adequate supply of vital nutrients such as minerals and vitamins are essential to maintaining a good nutritional status.

Poor or inadequate nutrition can affect anyone

As we age or become seriously ill, the focus is often on medical treatment and drugs. It is easy to lose sight of diet, however it is precisely now that a diet appropriate to our needs makes a difference. With Fresubin we are offering an effective solution for the dietary management of people with or at risk of inadequate nutrition. Enjoy discovering our products and services to rediscover the Taste for Life.

How to recognise and manage diet against malnutrition

Did you know?

It is estimated that in Europe alone 33 million people are at risk of developing poor or inadequate nutrition. People over 65 and cancer patients are at the greatest risk. In Australia, approx. 40% of the population aged 65 and older are at risk of malnutrition.

Definition of malnutrition

Malnutrition (=poor or inadequate nutrition)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines malnutrition as “deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients.”

Fresubin products

All Fresubin products are food for special medical purposes which are specially formulated to meet the dietary needs of patients with or at risk of malnutrition, and should always be used under medical supervision.

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