Boost and Ensure – Are you kidding me?

Written By: Li Cross - Oct• 28•14


Ensure has 20g of Sugar, 11g of Fat, 240mg of Sodium and 350 Calories in one 8 oz. serving. You may as well eat a Candy Bar!

Below is the list of ingredients from the Ensure website. Is this what you really want in your body when you need to get healthy?

It’s recommended by most doctors. Especially in Nursing Homes. That’s because most medical doctors don’t get an education in Nutrition. Even a “Nutritionist” will recommend this junk! This is why I roll my eyes when Health Care Professionals encourage people to drink Ensure or Boost. Many of you ask me “What do you recommend?” I recommend that you eat and drink real food. Take a blender, pour in 6 ounces of Almond Milk (or water) add 1/2 cup of fresh berries, some honey or Stevia and some greek yogurt. If you really want to get some well needed vitamins, add a handful of fresh organic spinach and some ground flax seed. It’s cheaper and much healthier than this concoction in a bottle. Experiment with fresh fruit and vegetables. Add some nuts or seeds and blend until smooth. I make a wonderful chocolate orange smoothie by adding one peeled orange and a TBS of unsweetened cocoa powder to my almond milk, yogurt and honey and blend it. You will find great Smoothie recipes inside this “Your Healthy Pantry” eMagazine.

ENSURE Ingredients: (Boost is similar)

Water, Corn Maltodextrin, Sugar, Canola Oil, Sodium Caseinate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Corn Oil, Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, Soy Protein Isolate, Calcium Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyrate. Less than 0.5% of the Following: Potassium Citrate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Magnesium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Phosphate, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Potassium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Carbonate, L-Carnitine, Carrageenan, Ferrous Sulfate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Sulfate, Gellan Gum, Niacinamide, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, FD&C Red #3, Cupric Sulfate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Chromium Chloride, FD&C Yellow #6, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Potassium Iodide, FD&C Blue #1, Phylloquinone, Vitamin D3, and Cyanocobalamin.
Contains milk and soy ingredients.;  Contains Milk Ingredients;  Contains Soy Ingredients;  Gluten-Free;  Halal;  Kosher Dairy;  Not for patients with galactosemia;  Suitable for Lactose Intolerance; 




















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