Has your doctor or dietitian talked to you about increasing your protein intake? It is common for older adults to struggle with eating adequate amounts of protein and total intake of protein has been shown to decline with age. This can be related to appetite and taste changes, cost of high quality meats, difficulty chewing, or decreased energy for cooking. Unfortunately, as we age we lose lean body mass, which can lead to increased weakness, delayed wound healing, and decreased immune function*. Getting enough protein in your diet can be vitally important. 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.
- It is estimated that up to 15 percent of community-dwelling and ambulatory aging adults are malnourished.
- It is estimated that up to 44 percent of home bound patients are malnourished.
- Malnutrition affects one in four aging adults.
- Protein-energy malnutrition occurs in 50 percent of surgical patients.
- Protein-energy malnutrition occurs in 48 percent of hospital patients.
BY ADAM KORZUN, MS,RD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST SPORTS DIETETICS, US SKI AND SNOWBOARD TEAM Take it from Adam Korzun, MS, RD, Certified Specialist Sports Dietetics, US Ski and Snowboard Team; HEALTHY SHOT® beverages are a convenient yet delicious way to serve up high quality protein. Athletes only have about 30 minutes after they work out to consume the much needed protein. HEALTHY SHOT® beverages are only 2.5oz and are easy to drink on the run. HEALTHY SHOT® protein help athletes build and maintain muscle mass needed for flying down the hill at 60 MPH. I always impress on the team...that proper nutrition after a work out is just as important as the workout itself.....lt takes more than sweat! HEALTHY SHOT® beverages are a good option because they are so convenient and delivers 100 percent of all of the essential amino acids that the body needs.
3 Tablespoons rice cereal
1 1/2 cups 2% reduced fat milk
2 scoops PROPASS® Instant Whey Protein Supplement Powder Continue reading
1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1/2 cup sliced fresh banana
1 cup smooth strawberry sorbet (no seeds or pieces)
2 scoops PROPASS® Instant Whey Protein Supplement Powder
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2up c whole milk Continue reading
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