Nutrition intake becomes vital the older you are. After the age of 45, your body starts to show signs of aging. Such as loss of muscle mass, aching joints after physical activities, thinner skin and digestive problems. To maintain a healthy and dynamic lifestyle even at your prime, it might be necessary to supplement your diet.
Growing up, you may have noticed these signs of aging in your parents or grandparents. You may have watched them become more inactive as they grow older. Older adults tend to consume less calories due to multiple reasons, such as poorer appetite, slower digestive system or weaker teeth. It becomes difficult for them to obtain all the necessary nutrients (proteins, fibres, vitamins and minerals) in the right amount.
But this does not have to be your reality. The years after you hit 40 should be yours to live and enjoy! The secret to maintaining your youth and health lies in something as basic as your nutrition. Being mentally fit and young would be of no use if your physical health starts to fail you. Medical science has come far with supplements and getting the right nutrition for your age is no longer difficult nor expensive.
Why Is It Good to Consider Nutritional Supplements in Your Diet?
It is important that despite the fewer caloric intake, your food still remains nutritionally-dense or packed with the right levels of essential nutrients. Proteins, fibres, vitamins and minerals are such nutrients to counter the problems that come with age.
However, with physiological changes happening in the body due to aging, it can be hard to hit your nutritional quota through table meals alone. Hence, using supplements that are packed with necessary nutrients can be extremely beneficial, like Nutren® Optimum by Nestlé Health Science!
Nutren® Optimum is a nutritional supplement specifically formulated with your body’s changing nutrition needs in mind. It provides 3 main nutrients in each serving.
- 10.2g of Proteins for muscles
Proteins are especially important for adults over the age of 45. They not only help with muscle growth and maintaining physical strength, they also help with the production of antibodies to fight illness. Nutren® Optimum is also made using high-quality whey protein that is easily absorbed by the body.
- 550 Million CFU of Probiotics Lactobacillus paracasei and 3.1g of prebiotic fibre for digestive system
Probiotics are beneficial gut bacteria to improve the digestive system. It also helps fight against harmful bacteria that can cause infections while prebiotic fibres are food for these beneficial bacteria to feed on and remain active.
- 27 vitamins and minerals for an overall healthy bodily function
Various vitamins and minerals in the supplement to help with bone health, energy metabolism and to provide antioxidants for the immune system.
Proven positive impacts with the extra nutrition from Nestlé’s Nutren® Optimum
Helps regain strength and energy
Most of them felt less lethargic and became more active to go about their daily routine. Member @applekit gave this to her mom to try out. She reviewed that “drinking NUTREN OPTIMUM every morning helped to increase my mum satiety and more energized”. Member @AnisB supports that too and also reviewed that not only did it taste good, she and her husband would “take it for breakfast and it keeps them energised until lunch time”. It has since become a daily routine for them. Member @lishavathi also felt the same way. She stated that she got this for her mother and taking it every morning “gives her energy for the rest of the day”.
@ginosteven1 also gave this to her working mom who always feels tired and complains about her lack of energy but after trying the Nutren® Optimum, “her energy level is getting better and the vitality is stronger than before”. Member @emmaruzuwan87 also loves it and this is his review – “it enhance my energy and helps boost my immune system”.
Helps to enhance your body natural defence and support recovery during illness
Constipation, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid and osteoporosis are just some of the issues that some of our members and their parents face. Sometimes, these issues can hamper your quality of life because you would not feel like moving around much. Member @noula used this opportunity to let her 67 year old mother, who is diabetic, has hypertension, and has constipation issues, try Nutren® Optimum and this is what she has to say – “After trying out Nutren Optimum the night before she sleeps, she does not have constipation the next morning”. She also said that she “felt reassured” knowing that her mom now has sufficient “daily nutrient input”. As for herself, she realised before that she was having some “knee pain lately and suspects it could be due to calcium deficiency”. After taking Nutren Optimum regularly, she said “my knee condition improved than before”. Nutren® Optimum is great as it helps enhance your body’s natural defence and support recovery during illness.
Perfect for those who are lactose-intolerant
Lastly, Nutren® Optimum is lactose-free which makes it perfect for people with lactose intolerance. Member @Jacylinej’s father “tends to have an upset tummy after consuming normal milk. But upon consuming Nutren® Optimum, on the third day he was surprised he didn’t have any stomach upset”.
Easy and simple implementation of the supplement for more nutrition
Nutren® Optimum is also easy to incorporate into your diet! Here are some simple examples of how you can use this supplement in your everyday meals:
Mix with oats for a proteins-rich meal
Add in Nescafe Gold instant coffee granules in your glass of Nutren® Optimum supplement for a delicious latte.
Blend powder with fruits and ice for a delicious bowl of smoothie.
Growing old is not what it used to be anymore. People over 50 now seek control of their life and health to stay active and independent by watching their diet. Use a nutritional supplement as a fuel to keep your body active by exercising to keep yourself mobile and fit. You can even try simple at home workouts with light weights to encourage muscle growth and minimize internal wear and tear on top of boosting your nutrition. With the right combination of nutrition and exercises, getting old will no longer be a source of worry or fear. Each year of birthday will indeed be a moment to celebrate.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 28 September 2021 and has been updated with the latest product reviews and photos from members as of 12 January 2022.