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Nutrition and overall well-being impact the immune system at all ages

Nutrition and overall well-being impact the immune system at all ages
Anu Turpeinen
Anu Turpeinen, PhD
Nutrition research manager

Anu has a strong academic background, combined with experience in the food industry. She earned her PhD in human nutrition from the University of Helsinki, worked as a researcher for about 10 years and was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in nutrition.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made consumers increasingly aware of the importance of a well-functioning immune system, and they are looking to make changes to their diet and lifestyle to support it. Dairy is a great element of a balanced everyday diet for all age groups, as it is naturally nutrient dense and a source of high-quality protein.

The human immune system is a sum of several factors. Genes and early childhood play a major role *1. Still, lifestyle and daily choices, such as nutrition, sleep, and activity, greatly contribute to the functioning of the immune system.

A varied diet of pure and high-quality foods is essential for staying healthy and active. Naturally nutrient-dense dairy ingredients provide food manufacturers a great way to design and produce nutritious food products for consumers looking to support their wellness and immune system.

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Older adults want to age healthily and enjoy good food. Phospholipids play an important role in cognitive ageing. Valio’s Nutrition Research Manager Anu Turpeinen talks about how food manufacturers can use phospholipids to create desirable products for the rapidly ageing population.

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