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ONEsource™ Nutritional FAQ for Active Seniors

Welcome to ONEsource's™ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. ONEsource's™ registered dietitians and nutrition experts are glad to answer all questions to how ONEsource™ fits into a well-balance diet and helps you meet your dietary needs. Our registered dietitians are here and ready to help.

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    Q: How can ONEsource&trade help my husband and me remain healthy and active in our retirement?

    A: Physical activity and good nutrition are essential for a healthful and active life, especially during our later years. ONEsource™ is milk-based nutrient-rich drink that can help seniors insure that their daily nutrition is adequate. Added to recipes that call for milk, ONEsource™ boosts the nutrient profile of dishes such as smoothies, hot cocoa, puddings, baked products such as bread and muffins, pancakes, waffles, French toast, cooked cereals, etc. This provides a tasty, convenient way to eat healthier without feeling like you’ve made that much of a change.

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    Q: I am finally able to spend time on the golf course, but I seem to need a little extra something to get me through 18 holes. Does ONEsource™ travel well?

    A: ONEsource™ a deliciously smooth nutritional drink needing no refrigeration until opened, is ideal for active seniors. Individual 8-ounce cartons make ONEsource™ the perfect drink for pre-excerise or post-exercise, during road trips, or in between holes on the golf course. It is ideal for anytime you need a nutrient-rich beverage with grab and go convenience.

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    Q: Over the years, I’ve put on extra weight and I’m having a more difficult time shedding unwanted pounds. Can ONEsource™help me manage my weight and trim some pounds?

    A: As part of a balanced diet, ONEsource™can be helpful for weight loss and weight management. ONEsource™ Optimal Nutrition drinks, recommended by registered dietitians, nutritionists, and doctors, are packed with nutrients with only 140-150 calories in one 8-oz serving. As you control your energy (calorie) intake, you can confidently include ONEsource™, knowing that you get a nutritional bang for the calories. Compared to an 8-oz serving of a traditional fat-free hot cocoa, ONEsource™ is a nutrient powerhouse, providing 14 grams of protein and more than a third of the Daily Value for 16 vitamins and minerals. The protein in ONEsource™ helps to keep you feeling satisfied longer, making you less likely to eat unwanted calories and better able to healthfully achieve weight loss.

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    Q: I just don’t eat much these days. I seem to have a limited appetite. My doctor is worried that I’m not getting the calories and nutrients that I need. Can a nutritional drink really help fill the gap?

    A: : ONEsource™ is more than a nutritional drink; it's a nutrition powerhouse that can enrich your nutrient intake. Made with REAL milk, make ONEsource™ a daily part of a well-balanced diet. An 8-oz carton of ONEsource™ supplies 140-150 nutrient-rich calories with the amount of protein in 2 oz. of lean meat plus 16 essential vitamins and minerals. Drink ONEsource™ as part or your meal or as a mid-meal snack for extra nutrition or add it to many of your favorite recipes to enhance the nutrient value. With no gritty texture or medicinal flavor, smooth and creamy ONEsource™ is an excellent way to enhance the quality of your diet.

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    Q: I've always known milk was good for me because it contains calcium, but can you tell me why exactly calcium is good for me at this stage in my life?

    A: Regardless of age, calcium is vital to the proper functioning of the body. As we age, our ability to absorb calcium lessens and our kidneys become less efficient at retaining calcium. Calcium and vitamin D work together much like a horse and carriage. Vitamin D is necessary for the body to be able to absorb calcium but with age, vitamin D levels are often low. To maintain optimal health and well-being as we age, it is essential that the diet is rich in calcium and vitamin D and that it supplies enough of all the nutrients we need to support optimal health and well-being. ONEsource™ is made with REAL milk, containing the most absorbable form of calcium, and an 8-oz serving of ONEsource™ supplies more than one third of the Daily Value for 16 vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D.

    ONEsource™Optimal Nutrition drinks offer an excellent way to help meet your calcium needs. Each 8-ounce serving contains 40% of the recommended Daily Value for both calcium and vitamin D

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    Q: I have high cholesterol and high blood pressure; will ONEsource™ help with this at all?

    A: Elevated cholesterol and blood pressure levels increase your risks of cardiovascular disease. Both cholesterol and blood pressure are affected by a number of factors, some of which you cannot control. There are three major factors that you can control that will help you improve your health and lower your cardiovascular risks. Regular exercise, weight control, and a controlled-calorie diet that is low in saturated fat and sodium help you lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

    ONEsource™ is a nutrient-rich beverage that is low in fat and saturated fat and sodium, and has only 140-150 calories per serving, so it fits well into a diet designed to promote heart health. In addition, ONEsource™ is rich in calcium and vitamin D, two nutrients vital for healthful heart function, plus 14 additional vitamins and minerals and 14 grams of protein. ONEsource™ is a smart choice for promoting your health!

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    Q: My husband has diabetes. Do you know how if ONEsource™would affect a diabetic’s diet?

    A: Research suggests that protein and fat consumed with carbohydrates may be effective for better controlling blood sugar right after meals in people with Type 2 diabetics. ONEsource™ Optimal Nutrition drinks, recommended by registered dietitians, nutritionists, and doctors add 14 grams of protein and 2 grams of fat per 8-oz serving, making ONEsource™ a convenient and tasty way to add protein and a small amount of fat to a meal or snack in an effort to control a diabetic’s blood glucose.

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    Q: I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Does this product meet standards that make it safe for people with this condition?

    A: As many as 1 in 33 Americans may have Celiac Disease. ONEsource™ has met the requirements for the Celiac Sprue Association’s Recognition Seal Program which certifies our drink is WBRO-free (free of wheat, barley, rye and oats) in Product, Processing and Packaging.

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    Q: I have a friend who is lactose intolerant. I am hosting a dinner to which she is invited. Can I use ONEsource™ as a milk substitute in my desserts?

    A: The prevalence of lactose intolerance is estimated to be between 20% and 60% of Americans, so your friend is not alone. And yes, ONEsource™ is lactose-free and can be safely used as a milk substitute in recipes, without the fear of gastrointestinal discomfort from lactose.

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    Q: Any thoughts on nutrition’s influence on arthritis?

    A: Osteoarthritisosteoarthritis, three lifestyle changes can make it more manageable. Weight management, physical activity, and a well-balanced, healthful diet are all help management strategies.

    • Weight loss to trim extra pounds helps to relieve the stress on affected joints such as knees and hips. Every pound lost reduces the burden on knees by 4 pounds.
    • Physical activity helps to strengthen muscles and bones, increases flexibility and stamina, and promotes mobility.
    • A well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet is a strong ally in the management of osteoarthritis. Research has shown favorable results from a diet rich in three nutrients in particular, the antioxidant selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D.


    ONEsource™is an ideal food to include in a diet designed to manage and lower the risks associated with arthritis. ONEsource™, recommended by registered dietitians, nutritionists, and doctors as an nutrient-rich part of a well-balanced weight loss diet, supplies one third or more of the Daily Value for 16 essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D and three immune-enhancing antioxidants, selenium and vitamins C and E.

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