Patients often require a clear liquid diet when admitted to the hospital. The clear liquid diet, while often necessary, is very restrictive. Its purpose is to relieve thirst, and prevent dehydration. The components of the diet are typically easily digestible, leaving minimal residue in the gut. Instead of the typical empty calories that often come with sugary juices, broths and beverages consider adding some protein. The Gelatein product line provides 20 grams of protein per 4 oz serving. They are available in regular or sugar free and come in a variety of fresh fruit flavors. This product helps increase protein and calorie consumption while warding off the monotony associated with a clear liquid diet.