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Keep up with proper nutrition
Playing with grandkids can be one of life’s greatest joys, but it does require a bit of extra strength and stamina to keep up with them – and their imagination. To help you stay strong, active and feeling your best, a healthy, balanced diet can go a long way. Drinking a healthy Meal Replacement like BOOST® everyday can help give your body the essential nutrients it needs to keep up with the activities you love.
Changing nutritional needs
As you know, your body’s nutritional needs change through the years. As an adult, your metabolism starts to slow, however, your body continues to require a proper balance of nutrients to maintain your overall health. Nutrients such as protein, calcium and certain vitamins and minerals are among those that are crucial to help keep you strong and healthy.
Over time our muscles naturally lose some lean mass, but a diet high in protein can help build and maintain strong and healthy muscles. So how much protein do you need each day? Depending on body type, weight and general activity level, everyone’s needs are different. It is suggested that people over the age of 65 years have higher protein requirements than younger adults. Try to aim for 1.0-1.25 grams of protein in your diet for every kilogram that you weigh. For example, if you weigh 65 kg (143 lb), then you should aim to eat anywhere from 65-81 g of protein each day. To increase your protein intake, one serving of BOOST Meal Replacement contains 10 g of high-quality protein.
Strong bones and teeth start with a healthy diet including calcium. But did you know that calcium is an essential nutrient required for many other body functions? Unfortunately if our diet does not provide enough calcium, the body absorbs calcium from our bones potentially leaving them weak and fragile. To maintain strong bones, make sure you’re getting enough calcium each day and keep your body moving. Adults over 50 years should aim for 1200 milligrams of calcium. BOOST Meal Replacement provides 275 mg per serving – the same amount of calcium as a 7 fl oz glass of 2% milk.
Vitamins and Minerals
A healthy, balanced diet helps provide your body with the nutrients it needs everyday. The complete nutrition of BOOST Meal Replacement can help maintain your overall health. It provides 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins B6 & B12 for stamina, Vitamin D which helps in calcium absorption, Vitamins C, E and minerals such as iron and zinc. So whether you’re playing with the grandkids, taking a walk to the corner store or enjoying an evening with friends, BOOST provides nutrition to help you stay strong and active.
BOOST Meal Replacement is delicious and convenient
Whether you’re at home or on the go, BOOST is always a great choice for a meal replacement. It’s available in a wide range of flavours including Chocolate, Vanilla, Mocha and Strawberry and is sold in 6-packs at your local grocery or drug store near the pharmacist’s counter. BOOST Meal Replacement is pharmacist recommended as part of a healthy diet, so talk to your pharmacist today about how BOOST can fit into your life – and help you continue to be your best everyday.
1. Public Health Agency of Canada. URL accessed Sept 2009 at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/pubs/workshop_healthyaging/nutrition/nutrition2_e.htm
2. Public Health Agency of Canada. URL accessed Sept 2009 at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/pubs/info_sheets/osteoporosis/osteo_e.htm