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Beef Up Calories

Beef Up Calories


Beefing up calories, for those in later stages of Alzheimer’s.

  • Use cream to add calories, fat and vitamins A, D, E and B2 (riboflavin). Stir cream into oatmeal, soup, milky desserts, sauces and hot drinks. It can also top desserts. High-fat yogurts, and cheeses like full-fat cream cheese or mascarpone, are great for adding calories
  • Add cheese and butter to vegetable dishes
  • Use mayonnaise in sandwiches, salads, vegetables and dips
  • Spread calorie-rich chocolate nut spreads or nut butters on toast and bread
  • Add extra yolk to omelettes and scrambled eggs for additional calories, protein, vitamins and minerals
  • Prepare foods and salads with avocados, which are high in fat and protein
  • For vegans and those who are lactose-intolerant: make fruit smoothies using silken tofu for a high-iron and protein snack that’s easy to swallow and digest


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