Vegan Smoothie drink developed to counter malnutrition

Chris F

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Hammerwich
Saw this on Twitter and has been endorsed by NHS. Developed as vegans don’t drink milk and therefore miss out on some key nutrients.

made with Mango, Sugar, Palm Oil and Soya. And they say milk is not sustainable!



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DaveGrohl

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Cumbria
Wowsers. And don't forget the fructose. They're basically admitting that malnutrition is a fact of life for vegans but here, make us a lot of money by buying our product, and you can kid yourself your diet is now as sound as an omnivore's. Btw we've crushed up some multivitamin pills and have found a way to rip the @rse out of your wallet. Oh, and I thought it was D3 we needed to take orally not D2?

NHS is the last place to go to for advice looking at their dietary guidelines.
 
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SteveHants

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Livestock Farmer
You do know it's supposed to be a vegan alternative to products like "Ensure" that are to be given to undernourished patients in hospitals etc, don't you?
If you look at the ingredients for other weight gain drinks (non vegan) they are largely sugar, fat and vitamins, because they are designed to get as many calories as possible into someone who is having difficulty eating solid food or is undernourished.
I'm sure if you looked on a Mars Bar (other calorific snacks are available), you would find plenty of alarming ingredients there, too.
It's definitely not supposed to be for normal, healthy people, nor is it supposed to be a "healthy choice", except where someone is undernourished

I don't see why vegan patients shouldn't have alternatives like this, to be honest and I think the hysteria I've seen elsewhere on social media about this doesn't paint people in a very good light because they have simply jumped on a bandwagon and started screaming about it because it's "vegan" without taking the (very brief amount) of time to understand what the product is actually for.
 

manhill

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You do know it's supposed to be a vegan alternative to products like "Ensure" that are to be given to undernourished patients in hospitals etc, don't you?
If you look at the ingredients for other weight gain drinks (non vegan) they are largely sugar, fat and vitamins, because they are designed to get as many calories as possible into someone who is having difficulty eating solid food or is undernourished.
I'm sure if you looked on a Mars Bar (other calorific snacks are available), you would find plenty of alarming ingredients there, too.
It's definitely not supposed to be for normal, healthy people, nor is it supposed to be a "healthy choice", except where someone is undernourished

I don't see why vegan patients shouldn't have alternatives like this, to be honest and I think the hysteria I've seen elsewhere on social media about this doesn't paint people in a very good light because they have simply jumped on a bandwagon and started screaming about it because it's "vegan" without taking the (very brief amount) of time to understand what the product is actually for.

Now now, no need to pick on Mars bars!
 

SteveHants

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Livestock Farmer
Ingredient list : chemical sh1t storm.
Ingredients list for "Ensure" (a non-vegan weight gain drink for malnourished patients):
Water, maltodextrin, corn syrup, sucrose, milk protein isolate, canola oil, calcium and sodium caseinates (milk protein), corn oil, soy protein isolate, flavouring, sodium citrate, potassium citrate, stabilisers: E460, E466, E418, emulsifier: E322 (soy lecithin), magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, vitamin C, potassium phosphate, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, vitamin E, niacin, citric acid, manganese sulphate, calcium pantothenate, copper sulphate, vitamin B6, thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin A, beta-carotene, folic acid, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, chromium chloride, sodium selenate, vitamin K, biotin, vitamin D, vitamin B12
 

PSQ

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Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
You do know it's supposed to be a vegan alternative to products like "Ensure" that are to be given to undernourished patients in hospitals etc, don't you?

"Have you heard the weird whining noise on ward 6?"
"Yes, it's just another malnourished vegan, boring everyone with how his life is superior in every way. DNR..."
 

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