Month: March 2015

Posted onMarch 31, 2015

Pre-formed purees increase consumption

Last year a study using Café Puree pureed foods submitted to the Science Nutrition and Dietetics Department at  Marywood University showed that using pre-made formed pureed foods reduced food cost – both time of preparation and ingredient cost- and were

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Posted onMarch 29, 2015

Why use a prebiotic for diarrhea?

Each packet of Banatrol Plus contains 2.75 grams of Bimuno, a prebiotic transgalactooligosaccharide, which is a food source for the beneficial bacteria that reside in the gut or colon. Unlike probiotics, prebiotics are not live bacteria/fungal spores so they are

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Posted onMarch 26, 2015

The value of low osmolality proteins

It is important to understand the value of having low osmolality liquid proteins. High osmolality can contribute to osmotic diarrhea which, among other things, can result in loss of nutrients. This is why our ProSource TF and ProSource No Carb

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Posted onMarch 12, 2015

A better choice for clear liquid diets.

The nutrition advisory panel that helps shape the country’s official dietary guidelines now recommends sharp new limits on the amount of added sugar that Americans consume. For the first time the panel recommended we limit sugar to no more than

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Posted onMarch 10, 2015

Controlling diarrhea from C. diff.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Overuse of antibiotics made Americans more vulnerable to a strain of bacteria that caused nearly half a million infections and contributed to at least 29,000 deaths in a single year, U.S. public health officials warned in

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Posted onMarch 9, 2015

Phytonutrients are vital to good health and nutrition.

When most people think of healthy eating they tend to consider only the macronutrients – fats and carbohydrates for energy, or protein for muscle repair. Fruits and vegetables are thought beneficial only because of their vitamin, mineral or antioxidant content.

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Posted onMarch 5, 2015

Low osmolality modular proteins reduce tube feed diarrhea.

One question we get a lot: Are there any tolerance issues with ProSource TF or ProSource No Carb for tube feeding? This is an important question since nearly 60% of tube feed patients will experience diarrhea and the clinician and

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