New Ensure Clear Nutritional Drink
Ensure recently introduced a clear nutritional drink. It is a great alternative to milk based nutritional drinks. There are two flavors, Peach and Blueberry Pomegranante. These products are served best cold. Both varieties taste great although some may find them a bit too sweet. Each shake contains 180 calories, O gm Fat, 35 gm Carbohydrates, 18 gm Sugar, and 9 gm Protein. As compared to Slim fast or Special K Protein shakes the calories and protein content are similar. The carbohydrate content of Ensure Clear is a bit higher than Slim Fast or Special K, however there is no fat. Ensure Clear does contain artificial colors, which I am not too crazy about, so I do not drink them on a regular basis.
For pre-operative bariatric surgery patients Ensure Clear can be added in conjunction with usual Sim Fast or Optifast products. These drinks are great for patients with gluten sensitivities or lactose intolerance. Some patients on the pre-operative liver shrinking diet often complain about stomach discomfort from the milk based proteins, I think Ensure Clear with help improve these symptoms.