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Nutritional Drinks: How to Choose?


If you go to almost any hospital in the country, you'll likely be given Boost or Ensure as a way to increase your calories and vitamin intake. Is that the only choice? Is that the BEST choice?

The original Ensure formulation contains 15 grams of sugar per serving, while the high protein formulation is thankfully much less (4 grams). If you compare the ingredients, the Orgain alternative derives much of its nutritional value from actual fruits and veggies and you won't see concerning ingredients like acesulfame potassium (artificial sweetener) and carrageenan (a thickening agent which has been linked to inflammation and is a possible carcinogen) like you find in Ensure.

There are other healthy alternatives as well. When we know better, we do better!


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