Maintaining protein stores is essential for recovery. Patients who are protein malnourished or who have lost lean body mass—the engine that drives metabolism—are at an increased risk for complications. Without adequate protein intake, patients who undergo surgery heal more slowly.
One cup of ProSource Gelatein 20 contains 20 grams of protein, or as much protein as a three-ounce serving of chicken breast. The Academy of Food and Nutrition recommends that each day patients under metabolic and catabolic stress take in up to 2.0 grams of protein per kg of body weight. Three cups of Gelatein 20 as a snack will help patients reach that goal faster, especially those who cannot or do not feel like eating.
How much protein do you provide your patients on clear liquid diets?
Patients on clear liquid diets for more than two days require protein supplementation. Just two servings a day of ProSource Gelatein 20 provide 40 grams of high quality protein, so even patients on clear liquid diets will have their basic protein needs met, helping reduce the risk of related hospital-acquired malnutrition.
Not only does Gelatein 20 taste great, it is low in electrolytes, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus, so it’s an excellent protein source for renal disease and bariatric patients, too.