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Muscle-Building Workout and Diet

[no dialogue]. Hi, my name is
Annalisa Berardi. I’m a graduate intern here at
Eastern Illinois University. Our focus today is nutrition
care for cancer patients. Eating well is very important
during cancer treatments, and most of the time
cancer patients have difficulty eating. So I’m going to provide you
today with a high calorie, high protein shake that
will increase and boost their calories
and nutrients. Eating well before and after
treatment has been shown to lead to a better prognosis,
and maintaining their weight and avoiding weight loss and
any nutrient deficiencies is our main goal. Most of the time, patients
have a hard time eating and they’re not meeting their
nutrient daily needs due to possibly the treatment causes
such as nausea, vomitting. Sometimes they may have
difficulty swallowing and just the overall
decrease in appetite. So this most of the time
causes some malnutrition and weight loss in
cancer patients. And that’s our concern because
as I said earlier, it leads to a better prognosis if they’re
eating well and meeting their daily needs and it makes
them feel stronger. I have here in front of me
a nutrition supplement, it’s called Ensure,
there’s many out there. You can find it at your local
store, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and it ranges from $6 to $7,
and it’s a good way to meet your calories and boost your
nutrients in everyday eating. I’ll have a banana in our recipe
and some strawberry ice cream. Eating the right amount of
calories and protein helps in healing, helps with infection,
fighting off infection. And then it’s very important
providing these energies so that they can sustain the treatment
and go through with it. So I’m going to start with
our shake, like I said. What’s good about Ensure, as
well, is that you could use it as a subsitute for milk and you
could use it in cooking or baking, so it’s really
helpful if you need to boost your calories and
nutrients. So one can of Ensure,
and I’m using vanilla. I have already chopped up a
banana, just one medium-sized banana, and about a
1/2 cup of ice cream. I chose strawberry, you
could choose any kind of ice cream really. It’s about two scoops. This shake actually provides
456 calories, 15 grams of protein, and 12 grams
of fat. So it’s definitely a good
supplement if you guys, especially everyone who
is familiar with cancer, or probably knows
a cancer patient. And if you suggest this to
them, it’s very important for nutrition supplements. It’s an easier way to increase
their calorie needs and protein. So I’m just going to blend
this for about 30 seconds. It usually takes 30 seconds to
blend it smooth, and I’m just going to pour this
in a glass. And like I said, it’s a great
source of boosting your calorie and nutrient needs, especially
during cancer treatment when they’re trying to meet their
daily requirements and needs and most of the time they’re
having difficulty, so this is a good way,
as I said.

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