Senior nutritional ingredients for industrial food manufacturers

Nutritional needs change with age. Extra attention should be paid to adequate intake of protein, as it helps maintain muscle mass and bone health. The diet of elderly persons must be varied to support well-being and functionality—in other words, to enhance their quality of life.

Changes in the sense of taste and smell mean that food products for the elderly need to taste especially good. With Valio’s high protein nutritional ingredients and recipe expertise, you can develop nutritious and delicious food products that support healthy ageing.

Let’s grow old with safe and sustainable nutrition that tastes good!

Valio food solutions help you in

  • Digestive wellness

    Make desirable foods that are easy on the ageing digestive system.

    Older adults’ digestive system is especially sensitive to high levels of lactose and gluten

    You can help ease gastro-intestinal discomfort by reducing the lactose content in your food products. Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders help you do that, as they contain less than 0.1% of lactose. Make your products gut-friendly and easy to digest with Valio’s functional ingredients and patented food solutions:

    • Industry proven and market tested solutions for a wide range of lactose free applications for the ageing population, such as in dairy, industrial bakery, confectionery, ice cream and ready meals
    • Easy digestion due to high mineral concentration:
      • Calcium contributes to the normal functioning of digestive enzymes
      • Chloride contributes to normal digestion through production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach
    • Replace gluten with milk proteins in baked goods and make them suitable for gluten free diets
  • Healthy bones

    When we age we start to lose bone, which can cause osteoporosis. Fractures from osteoporosis are a leading cause of disability among elderly. Mineral intake is an essential part of improved bone health and calcium is a crucial building block of bone tissue.

    Improve the mineral content of your products to help senior citizens’ bone health

    With the valuable minerals in Valio’s functional ingredients, you can help the elderly fight low bone mineral density, as it is a risk factor in the development of osteoporotic bone fractures. Improve the mineral intake and protein intake of older persons with Valio Eila® lactose free skimmed milk powder:

    • Calcium naturally found in milk ingredients may reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women
    • Calcium enhances the maintenance of normal bones
    • Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
    • Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
  • Maintaining activity

    As we get older our muscles need special attention to stay active and strong. Protein provides the foundation of muscles. With Valio's solutions, you can increase the intake of the high-quality proteins and other nutrients essential for maintaining strength and activity.

    Enhance the content of high-quality proteins and essential nutrients of your products

    Protein contributes to growth and maintenance of muscle mass. Protein in milk is of a very high quality and has an excellent nutritional value. You can easily increase the protein level of your product with Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders. Minerals are an important component in muscle synthesis, and vitamins maintain activity.

    • Casein helps to maintain a steady supply of amino acids for muscles
    • Whey protein efficiently stimulates muscle protein synthesis
    • Calcium and potassium contribute to normal muscle function
    • Vitamins B2 & B12 help reduce tiredness and fatigue
  • Naturally healthy

    With Valio's all-natural pure ingredients, you can provide products that meet the spesific needs of elderly and naturally enhance their health and wellness.

    Use natural and pure ingredients to offer clear health benefits

    Valio Eila® lactose free skimmed milk powder has a higher mineral and vitamin content than standard skimmed milk powder, enhancing the normal functions of the human body.

    Blood and circulation

    • Calcium contributes to normal clotting of blood
    • Vitamin B2 maintains normal blood cells
    • Vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation

    Nervous system

    • Potassium, vitamin B2 and vitamin B12 contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system

    Immune system

    • Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system

    Skin health

    • Iodine contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin
    • Vitamin B2 contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin and mucous membranes

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Consider these five facts when developing nutritional products for the ageing

At a global scale, it is estimated that by 2050, 30% or more of the population worldwide will be over 60 years old. As our most senior generations expand in numbers, they are living longer and more active lives. They are increasing the demand for healthier products that include more protein and vitamins, as well as functional foods designed to meet the specific needs of the active, yet ageing body.

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