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Food and drink

Getting the right amount of fluid and nutrition into our bodies is essential for good neuro health.

Even though the brain represents only 2% of an adult’s weight it uses 20% of a body's energy. If energy levels are too low, people may experience memory problems, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. For some it can be more serious leading to seizure and even death.

So making sure that people get the right amount of vitamins and minerals especially if they're on a soft or special diet is very important.

It's also vital that you don't become dehydrated. It can happen to anyone but some people living with neuro are particularly at risk. Click here to learn more about this from NHS England

So what can you do if you're living with a long term condition and it's hard to focus on anything else.

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We find that people are more likely to try and make a change, if food and drink is easy to prepare and tastes good.

We say take it slow. One meal at a time, leads to one day at a time. A week leads to a month and before you know it you've made that change.

We're going to deliver our own cooking classes where we show you how to choose, shop and cook healthy, affordable meals.

We'll also be featuring soft and mashed food and smoothies for people on softer and special diets.

To find out more click here