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Nutritional Challenges of the Elderly
The health and nutrition challenges we face change as we get older. If you’ve been injured or you’re recovering from an illness, your nutritional needs may be greater than normal. But that same illness or injury may have also decreased your appetite.
Diminished appetite can cause a vicious cycle for the elderly. It can lead to unintentional weight loss, which can lead to malnutrition. Malnutrition can then lead to greater inactivity, reduced muscle strength, slower recovery, higher risk of infection, and even poor healing from wounds. All of these complications can then decrease your appetite even more.
To help keep your body at its best, it’s very important to understand the value of nutritious foods and start including them in your daily routine of meals and snacks. If you don’t have much of an appetite, or health problems have made eating difficult, you can get the nutrients you need in other ways.
Each 8 fl oz serving of BOOST PLUS® Complete Nutritional Drink provides 360 calories, 14g high-quality protein, and is loaded with 26 vitamins and minerals, including antioxidant vitamins C, E, beta carotene, and selenium. It can be perfect with a meal or as a nutritious snack. And since it comes in 3 flavors—Very Vanilla, Rich Chocolate, and Creamy Strawberry—there’s never been an easier, or more delicious, way to give your body the nutrition it needs.