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Maggie and Ralph's Recipe for Life

Monday, 09 October 2017

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Cook and food author Maggie Beer and Professor Ralph Martins from Edith Cowan University's School of Medical and Health Sciences have teamed up to fight one of the most debilitating diseases of our later years.

Based on the latest scientific research, Ms Beer has created more than 200 recipes that help provide the nutrients we need for optimum brain health.

More than one million Australians and their families are affected every day by Alzheimer's disease, but the good news is that you can eat well to age well from this moment on.

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"I have two great passions - sharing my love of cooking delicious simple food and improving the health and nutrition of older people," Ms Beer said.

"I have been delighted to work with leading Alzheimer's researcher Professor Ralph Martins in recent years and I have learned that if we are to avoid Alzheimer's and other lifestyle diseases it is what we eat today that matters.

"This is not a diet book - it's a way of life."

ECU Foundation Chair in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Professor Martins said diet plays a big role in slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

"I think we all want to live a full and productive life, feeling energetic well into our old age. This is not just wishful thinking - you have the power to give yourself the very best chance of a healthy future."

The proceeds from Maggie's Recipe for Life will be shared between the Maggie Beer Foundation and the Lions Alzheimer's Research Foundation.

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