Experiencing unintended weight loss or a reduction in appetite as a result of illness can be upsetting. At Every Health, we stock Pro-Cal™, a range of oral nutritional supplements, that have been specially designed to help with dietary management of disease-related malnutrition.
We take a look at what Pro-Cal™ powder is, how to add it to your daily routine, and how it can help with your dietary management.
What is Pro-Cal™ powder?
Pro-Cal™ powder is a Food for Special Medical Purposes. Pro-Cal™ powder is a neutral-tasting, powdered oral nutritional supplement, containing a blend of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. It is designed to provide your body with additional energy and protein at times of illness.
Pro-Cal™ powder is suitable for use from 3 years of age and must be used under medical supervision.
What Can Pro-Cal™ powder Do?
Each 15g sachet of Pro-Cal™ powder provides you with 100kcal and 2g protein.
Pro-Cal™ powder has a neutral flavour and so can easily be added to a wide variety of foods and drinks without affecting the taste, volume, and texture. It’s a convenient way to add extra energy and protein to meals and drinks for those with a poor appetite.
*Serving suggestion: Pro-Cal™ powder can be added to foods such as creamy soup.
How Do I Use Pro-Cal™ powder?
You can add Pro-Cal™ powder into suitable meals or drinks to increase your energy and protein intake. Simply sprinkle it onto foods or drinks, stir until it dissolves, and it’s ready to serve! You can use 1-2 sachets of Pro-Cal™ powder per serving, which can provide you with up to 200 calories and 4g protein.
Your recommended intake will be dependent on your age, body weight and medical condition, so you should speak to speak to your GP or a medical professional before using Pro-Cal™ powder – they will be able to advise on your individual needs.
How to Prepare Pro-Cal™ powder
It couldn’t be easier to prepare and incorporate Pro-Cal™ powder into your diet. The sachets are pre-measured, meaning you don’t need to weigh anything out. Simply open a sachet and add to your meals or drinks until dissolved!
Pro-Cal™ powder can be added to a wide variety of foods – including porridge, cereal, soups, stews, curries, mashed potatoes, and even creamy desserts such yoghurts and rice pudding, making it a great fit with your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks!
It can also be added to beverages such as milk, hot chocolate, milkshakes, and coffee to increase their energy and protein content. However, it’s not recommended to add Pro-Cal™ powder to fruit juice or cold water.