Why is drinking Ensure bad for IBD?
Many of you report to me that you drink Ensure. If I drank Ensure you could probably Ensure I’d be hospitalized.
Maltodextrin? = decreases the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful microbes, promotes biofilm production, and may worsen colitis
Refined Sugar? = great way to feed your inflammatory microbes
Milk protein concentrate, Whey Protein Concentrate? = high rate of dairy sensitivity in IBD
Canola Oil? = high in omega 6 fatty acids which are understood to be inflammatory
Carrageenan? = LITERALLY what is used to induce colitis in mice and has been shown to exacerbate IBD
The artificial flavor and all the other crap in there? = just why?
Link to comprehensive review paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5821251/