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Posted by: stef | 2010/02/14

Nutrition question to the specialist!!

Hi,

someone presented me with a meal shake/meal replacement thats loaded with vitamins and minerals. The shake contain the following (content per 100g):

Energy: 1780kj
Protein: 26.3g
Total Carbohydrates: 55g
Total fat: 11g
Saturated fat: 2.6g
Unsaturarted fat: 8.2g
C18:2 (omega 6): 3.9g
C18:3 (omega 3): 0.5g
Cholesterol: 0g
Total Dietary fibre: 6g

Vitamins:
Vit A 3300i.u
Thiamin-B1: 1.4mg
Riboflavin-B2: 1.6mg
Niacin-B3: 18mg
Pantothenic-Acid-B5: 6mg
Vit B6: 2mg
Vit B12: 1mg
Vit C: 60mg
Vit D: 5mg
Vit E-Alpha Eqiuv: 10mg
Biotin-Vitamin H: 0.1mg
Folate-Vitamin M: 0.2g
Beta Carotene: 6mg
Lipoic Acid: 20mg

Minerals:
Calcium: 600mg
Copper: 2.5mg
Chromium: 0.2mg
Iodine: 0.15mg
Iron: 14mg
Magnesium: 300mg
Manganese: 3mg
Molybdenum: 0.3mg
Phosphorus: 700mg
Potassium: 300mg
Selenium: 0.2mg
Sodium: 230mg
Zinc: 15mg

In your proffesional opinion, would you say this is a good meal replacement? Is there any other product on the market that matches this product?

Your feedback on this will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Stefan Minnaar

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Dear Stef,

The meal replacement sounds to me like it is well balanced and nutritious. A good meal replacement usually contains between 50-60g carbohydrate, 20-30g protein and around 10g fat per 100g dry product. It should also contain all the vitamins and minerals. I am not sure what product this is, but just be careful for products with added herbals - we don't know what the use of this is. Good examples of meal replacements available in South Africa are: Nestle Nutren Active, Nestle Optimum, Ensure, Replace and Nutribalance.

Let me know if you have more questions!
Kind Regards,
Sunita

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Posted by: Sports Nutrition | 2010/02/22

Dear Stef,

The meal replacement sounds to me like it is well balanced and nutritious. A good meal replacement usually contains between 50-60g carbohydrate, 20-30g protein and around 10g fat per 100g dry product. It should also contain all the vitamins and minerals. I am not sure what product this is, but just be careful for products with added herbals - we don't know what the use of this is. Good examples of meal replacements available in South Africa are: Nestle Nutren Active, Nestle Optimum, Ensure, Replace and Nutribalance.

Let me know if you have more questions!
Kind Regards,
Sunita

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