What are the best meal replacement shakes for gastritis?


If you are looking for the best meal replacement shakes for gastritis, you have come to the right place. Learn how to supplement your diet without upsetting your stomach.

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Meal replacement shakes and gastritis

What is gastritis?


Gastritis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation in the lining of the stomach. It can be caused by bacterial infections, excessive alcohol consumption, prolonged use of certain drugs, stress, and autoimmune disorders. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and feelings of fullness.

There are two different types of gastritis: acute gastritis (short-term inflammation) and chronic gastritis (long-term or recurring inflammation). Chronic gastritis, if left untreated, can lead to complications like ulcers and an increased risk of stomach cancer.

Gastritis treatment depends on the underlying cause, but may involve medication, stress management, and dietary changes. Many people find that avoiding certain foods or ingredients, for example, can improve their symptoms. That said, what triggers symptoms varies from one person to the next, so it is important to pay close attention to what you eat, and how it affects your body.

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Is meal replacement powder good for gastritis?


Meal replacements can be a great source of nutrition for individuals with gastritis, especially during flare-ups. If you cannot stomach solid food, or if you have no appetite, a nutritious, liquid meal can be a lifesaver.

Adding a liquid meal to your diet is not only an easy way to make sure you are eating enough, but also an opportunity to let your gut rest and heal. Liquids, because they are easy to digest, reduce muscle movements in your digestive tract. That said, not all meal replacements are created equal.

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What are the best meal replacement shakes for gastritis?


Many meal replacements are made with ingredients that can cause painful side effects and long term health problems for someone with IBD. Among these ingredients are food additives, dairy-based proteins, and protein concentrates and isolates. 

Avoid food additives

Regularly eating emulsifiers, thickeners, sugar substitutes, and other additives can not only upset your stomach, but also alter the composition of your gut microbiome – the collection of microorganisms living in your gut. This can lead to gut dysbiosis, which is a leading driver of inflammation, and associated with the development of gastritis. Here is a list of the most common food additives in meal replacements:

acacia fiber, acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, ascorbic acid, aspartame, calcium carbonate, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dicalcium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides, ‘natural’ flavors, rice bran extract, rice dextrin, rice hulls, rosemary extract, silica, silicon dioxide, sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate, soluble corn fiber, soy lecithin, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, tocopherols, tricalcium phosphate, xanthan gum, xylitol, zinc oxide

Avoid dairy-based proteins

Dairy-based proteins like whey and casein, although not an issue for everyone, can cause side effects like bloating and diarrhea. This is in part because they contain lactose, a sugar most adults cannot fully digest.

Avoid protein concentrates and isolates

Most meal replacements are made with protein concentrates and isolates, which have been mechanically and or chemically stripped of everything but the protein, including the enzymes, fiber, and other natural digestive aids that help you break them down. As a result, they can cause digestive issues and possibly even disruptions to your gut microbiome

Finding a meal replacement free from food additives, dairy-based proteins, and protein concentrates and isolates is hard. In fact, 99% of meal replacements contain one or more of these problematic ingredients. This is why we created drink wholesome. Keep reading to learn more about why we make the best meal replacement shakes for gastritis.

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drink wholesome is makes the best meal replacement shakes for gastritis


We make the best meal replacement shakes for gastritis because we use a short list of simple ingredients free from food additives, dairy-based proteins, and protein concentrates and isolates.

Our ingredients

egg whites

egg whites

almonds

almonds

oats

oats

coconut

coconut

vanilla

vanilla

NOT our ingredients

  • acacia gum

  • acesulfame potassium

  • artificial flavors

  • carrageenan

  • erythritol

  • guar gum

  • inulin

  • maltodextrin

  • 'natural' flavors

  • silica

  • soy lecithin

  • sucralose

  • xanthan gum

  • xylitol

Note that instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we use whole food protein sources like collagen, egg whites, and almonds, which are easier to digest and absorb. Whole food protein sources also have unique digestive benefits: collagen can reduce bloating and improve digestive symptoms, egg whites can help restore your mucosal intestinal barrier, and almonds can improve the composition of your gut microbiome.

It follows that our customers experience fewer digestive issues with our gastritis meal replacement shakes than with any other type of protein supplement. Order samples to see for yourself. 

Reviews

Barb

3 weeks ago

Verified Purchase I was being treated for SIBO, and your shakes really helped me get through that phase with no tummy upset. During another time I had to take antibiotics, my tummy became upset again and the acid reflux started back. Again your shakes saved the day. My stomach calmed down, the acid reflux went away. I learned to have a shake each time I took the antibiotic and had no stomach upset. I love, love, love your shakes. I don't think I'll ever be without them. As an older person, I have come to realize my digestive system is more sensitive. Your shakes are wonderful at protecting my stomach.

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Karen

2 months ago

Verified Purchase People need to know about this. I took my first taste of your product a few minutes ago. It’s truly the best powdered protein product I’ve tasted. I bought it as my final waste of money, and was then going to give up. It’s delicious! Clean, without artificial anything! And a shocking 30 g of protein. Thank you!

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Melinda

3 months ago

Verified Purchase Your product has changed my life! I had a major diverticulitis infection, which resulted in a diagnosis of diverticulitis disease and Type 2 diabetes in January 2024. I have to do liquid diets often when I have flares, and your product gives me clean nutrients that I need when I cannot get nutrition any other way for 2-3 days at a time. I feel better since adding drink wholesome into my daily life.

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Frequently asked questions

Protein powder vs meal replacement powder?

You may have noticed that we make protein powders and meal replacement powders. The difference between protein powders and meal replacement powders is the nutrition content. Protein powders are high in protein and low in everything else, whereas meal replacement powders contain fats, carbs, and protein because they are intended to replace the nutritional value of a healthy meal.

Collagen vs egg white vs almond protein powder?

You may have noticed that we make three types of protein powder: collagen protein powderegg white protein powder, and vegan almond protein powder. As long as you are eating a balanced diet, any type of protein powder can help you boost your protein intake. Just pick the type that best suits your dietary needs and personal preferences.

Learn more

My name is Jack and I created drink wholesome because I was sick of protein powders that upset my stomach. Read my story, check out my short list of simple ingredients, and browse reviews from other customers to learn more.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Yogurt Cup

PREP TIME

15 min

COOK TIME

0 min

SERVES

1

Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt)
  • ¼ cup drink wholesome chocolate meal replacement powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts
Instructions

Combine the yogurt and meal replacement powder. Spread the peanut butter on the top, and the melted chocolate on top of that. Sprinkle with peanuts. Freeze for at least 15 minutes.

Disclaimer

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. drink wholesome is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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