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Do "ensure" Meal Replacement Shakes Contain Gluten?

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It does not say Gluten on the label, but it says 4% or 1 gram dietary fibre.

http://ensure.com/index.aspx

Follow: Products>Ingredients

- Thanks!

(Still trying to wrap my head around all this)

I googled "gluten in ensure" and it came up with a link to amazon where they are being sold under the gluten free section. I do believe they are gluten free. Hopefully someone will be able to confirm this for you.

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p.s., if you are trying to gain weight, these are great, if you are trying to lose weight, try the slim fast gluten-free ones, because i've found ensure to be not filling enough to actually replace an entire meal, and i'm relatively tiny.

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Many people get tired of Ensure. If you need additional nutrition, look for a product called Benecalorie. It isn't always available locally but can easily be found online, and is gluten free.

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Ensure should not be considered a meal replacement. It's more like a supplement for people who need more calories.

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Thanks all. I have been having them in the morning with a bannana, handful or raisins and a small green smoothie.

They taste pretty good, but have 10 grams of fat and are not that filling (as people have stated), but along with the fruit it seems to be ok for me.

I cut out Quaker Oatmeal which I have been eating daily for the past 10 years of my life.

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Ensure should not be considered a meal replacement. It's more like a supplement for people who need more calories.

actually, ensure is marketed as meal replacement, and many elderly people use it as a meal replacement. just fyi. it contains more calories than a slim fast, which counts as a "meal", so it can be a considered a meal replacement.

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if you want to replace that oatmeal, consider getting some quinoa flakes, adding a little bit of flax meal (to round out the taste and add a bit of good fat and some more fiber/protein), sweeten with agave or honey, and spice with some cinnamon or apple pie spice (my current favorite). You can mix everything but the sweetener (and even that, if you use brown sugar) ahead of time in a big batch, and just add boiling water to some when you're ready for breakfast (takes ~90 seconds for it to 'cook). I make mine at work! ;)

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It really depends on what you are looking for. The same company Abbott Nutrition makes both of these products. I prefer Enlive mainly because it is much easier to digest. I order it online 2 cases at a time.

Enlive

Clear Liquid Nutrition

ENLIVE! is a high-calorie, fat-free alternative to sweeter-tasting creamy supplements.

ENLIVE! is an ideal choice for people with cancer or those on clear-liquid, pre- and postsurgical, bowel-prep, fat-malabsorptive, fat-restricted, low-sodium, or low-cholesterol diets.

Features

* Excellent source of protein

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actually, ensure is marketed as meal replacement, and many elderly people use it as a meal replacement. just fyi. it contains more calories than a slim fast, which counts as a "meal", so it can be a considered a meal replacement.

My information was formed while I was cook at a nursing home for 14 years. We used it as a suppliment for people that were undernourished. So guess that definitely does fit us celiac's. ;)

I stand corrected .

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Yuk ! why would anyone want to drink a can of chemicals ? :) As an RN I poured many cans of Ensure down the feeding tubes of people who were too sick to chew food. It was a life saver for them, but the goal was to get those people OFF Ensure and onto real food.

I pray I NEVER have to drink Ensure or any of those other concoctions. I could not believe my eyes when I started seeing commercials on TV hawking Ensure for relatively "healthy" people. I can bet you won't see many doctors and nurses drinking that stuff.

If you need extra nutrition------ find it in real food------not a can of liquid "fake food" . :)

I had to rant--------

I feel better now. ;)

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