What options are there for protein-rich foods for senior citizens?
Food rich in protein, low in fat to avoid bad cholesterol, with calcium for strong bones: dairy products meet all these requirements. They are part of a healthy diet that also includes vegetable oil, fish, fruit, vegetables, etc.
Ingredia formulates dairy ingredients for clinical nutrition.
Dairy products provide animal protein, which is balanced in amino acids (BCAAs, particularly leucine). These amino acids stimulate the muscle synthesis that seniors so badly need.
They also contain micellar casein, which is 8.5% leucine, and are released slowly in the body. They provide long-lasting effects, which are particularly recommended for overnight fasting.
Dairy products have bioavailable calcium, which can be naturally assimilated by the human body.
These characteristics are important because the elderly often eat less, which leads to malnutrition. So, their meals need to provide them with all the protein, amino acids, minerals and vitamins they need in smaller servings of food.
Ingredia designed the Prodiet® line to meet these specific nutritional needs. With Prodiet® proteins, you can make protein-rich products that are easy to consume all day long, including at night (beverages, puddings, etc.).
Ingredia helps healthcare professionals and clinical nutrition manufacturers offer quality food products to our senior citizens.