Nursing Homes and Retirement Homes are often looking for ways to increase the daily calorie count of their residents. One easy way to do this is through Juice. Juice is high in calories and is easy to ingest. Fruits and vegetables are also very important for seniors and juices are a great way to get your daily recommended amount.
Some of the great things about juices are their vitamins and minerals. Orange juices are high in Vitamin C an important vitamin for the elderly. Vitamin C assists the body in its formation of collagen, which is needed to heal wounds and repair bones and teeth. It’s also needed to make skin, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons and its antioxidant properties are thought to help in the prevention of heart disease and cancer. “Drinking at least two glasses of orange juice per day increases the vitamin C concentration within the body by 40 to 64 percent, according to the said study published in the September 2003 The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” (https://www.livestrong.com)
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