Do you get enough fiber in your diet? Fiber is found naturally in many plants and has been shown to support healthy lipid profiles and normal gastrointestinal function. However, most Americans consume only 15 grams per day, well below the recommended amounts of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for males*. Continue reading
Have you tried our HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage yet? Do you need extra protein without all the calories? HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage packs a punch with 24 grams of protein and only 100 calories in a 2.5 fl oz serving. Just for comparison you would have to eat approximately 4 eggs to get the equivalent amount of protein. It is recommended to be serve chilled for best flavor. Some folks like to take it as a shot straight out of the bottle or others recommend serving it over ice. If the flavor intensity is too strong for your palate and volume is not an issue how about diluting it with apple juice or ginger ale. HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage is suitable if you have a medical condition that requires additional protein in your diet i.e.: wound healing, dialysis, bariatric surgery or if you are simply looking to add extra protein to your diet. If you want to try it before you buy it please contact us and request a sample.
While the goal of diet modification for people diagnosed with dysphagia is to decrease their risk of aspirating food, it is not always easy to follow new dietary recommendations.
Some patients may not accept diet modification.¹ If taste, variety, simplicity and convenience are issues, THICK & EASY® products may be a solution. We want to help you get started with this easy, three-day menu plan.
Would you or your loved one benefit from convenient THICK & EASY® products? A modified barium swallow study is one way that health professionals can determine if a change in diet, or other tactics, may help someone with dysphagia have an easier time swallowing. The test is fairly simple. It requires the patient to swallow small amounts of everyday liquids and foods mixed with diluted barium. An x-ray device is used to see images of what’s happening in the patient’s mouth, throat and esophagus as they swallow. Continue reading
If someone in your family has swallowing difficulties, finding a complete line of high-quality foods and thickeners is probably one of your top priorities. Walgreens makes it simple. With nearly 8,000 stores nationwide serving approximately six million customers each day – plus a user-friendly online store – Walgreens is an ideal retail partner for the equally convenient THICK & EASY® thickeners and pre-thickened foods and beverages, and MED PASS® nutritional shakes. Continue reading
Did you know that your body actually needs more calcium and Vitamin D as you age? That means many people have to work harder to get enough of these important nutrients in their diets. What’s the risk of getting too little? Inadequate levels have been linked to everything from high blood pressure to brittle bones. For those who are aging and/or having trouble swallowing, getting more dietary calcium and Vitamin D can be made easier with fortified products such as THICK & EASY® pre-thickened dairy and MED PASS® nutritional shakes. Continue reading
Sitting down together at the dinner table each night is great for fostering both a healthy lifestyle and togetherness as a family. Relatives with dysphagia want to feel included in household activities, and with different diets and hectic schedules, that can be a challenge.
However, preparing nutritious family meals and eating together doesn’t necessarily require hours slaving in the kitchen, a gourmet cooking background or a budget bust. With these simple family dinner tips and helpful products such as THICK & EASY® thickeners and pre-thickened foods and beverages and MED PASS® nutritional shakes, you and your loved ones can find time to enjoy one another’s company – and delicious meals – every night of the week.
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You should always consult with your personal physician prior to changing or undertaking a new diet or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.