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Liquid Nutrition Supplements

Please give me some information on liquid nutrition supplements. Can these be used for weight loss? What are the health benefits?
(April 24, 2008)

Information on Liquid Supplements

In everyday meals, we cannot always get all the nutrition in proper amounts as a result of which we may suffer from certain deficiencies which can affect the quality of life. Hence liquid supplements are available which can provide the nutrients in proper amounts. This is especially useful for those individuals who have no time to prepare elaborate foods, who do not eat foods properly, who are hospitalized.

Liquid nutritional supplements are composed of milk, sugar, water, soy proteins, oils, vitamins and minerals. Some of these may contain fiber. Most are lactose free.

Some are specifically formulated for children with health problems and adults suffering from diabetes and kidney disorders.

Nowadays newer low caloric supplements are available that can be taken by replacing 1 or two meals a day. These are useful for weight loss as the intake is less. However this needs to be taken with advice. People with compromised health condition like AIDS and cancer require a good nutritional status. Hence liquid supplements are useful to compensate for deficiencies. These are also useful for those people who have difficulty in eating and swallowing. Since it can be available in different flavors people may not suffer from boredom of having these supplements.
Submitted by A V on April 24, 2008 at 09:45


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