The nutrition advisory panel that helps shape the country’s official dietary guidelines now recommends sharp new limits on the amount of added sugar that Americans consume. For the first time the panel recommended we limit sugar to no more than 10 percent of daily calories — roughly 12 teaspoons a day for healthy adults — because of its link to obesity and chronic disease.
For patients that require clear liquid diets but need added protein, the choices have been limited. Products like Ensure Clear and Boost Breeze deliver only 7-9 grams of protein per 8 fl. oz. serving but nearly 9 tablespoons of sugar! Sugar increases inflammation, slows wound healing and spikes glucose levels.
A better option for the clear liquid diet is Gelatein20 in Orange, Fruit Punch and Lime flavors. Sugar free with 20 grams of protein in a 4 oz. cup, Gelatein delivers the protein needed for clear liquid diets without the sugar!