Nutrition and Hydration Week – 13-19 March 2023
Since 2012 Nutrition and Hydration Week has taken place in March. Its global mission is to focus on nutrition and hydration as a fundamental element of maintaining the health and well-being of our global community.
With around 3 million people at risk of malnutrition in the UK and over 25 million in the G8 countries we need to engage opportunities to raise the awareness of the risks and promote good practices that can help prevent malnutrition and dehydration.
The Global Tea Party
The highlight of every Nutrition and Hydration Week is a Global Tea Party which takes place on the Wednesday.
Everyone taking part is invited to hold a Tea Party to highlight the importance of nutrition and keeping hydrated and to get people together to create some joy and fun.
Love Your Gut
Hydration and nutrition is also important when it comes to your gut health. Read our expert’s Dr Nick Read Ten Tips for good gut health here
Gut Friendly Cake
If you are taking part in the Global Tea Party for Nutrition and Hydration Week what better way than to make a cake! Our Love Your Gut cake recipes include:
Carrot, Almond and Coconut Cake
This delicious crumbly, carrot and almond cake doesn’t contain any flour and the sugar content is less than most cakes because the grated carrots add their own sweetness to the cake.
The almonds, pumpkin seeds, carrots and coconut all provide plenty of dietary fibre. As well as complex carbohydrates which can help gut bacteria to metabolise and keep the contents of the gut moving. Including a diverse range of plant foods, such as nuts, seeds and vegetables, in the diet has a positive effect on the microorganisms in the gut.
See the recipe here
Frozen Berry Yogurt Cake
This is a low-fat alternative to cheesecake. Fat in food can trigger gut symptoms and cause discomfort in the gut and so it is important not to include too much in the diet. This dessert contains a high proportion of fresh and dried fruit and seeds which are all important sources of dietary fibre. The seeds also contain a range of polyunsaturated fatty acids which are good for overall health.
See the recipe here