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Nestlé Health Science launches RTD for people with digestive sensitivities


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Nestlé Health Science on Tuesday introduced ProNourish, a nutritional drink designed and marketed specifically to be low in FODMAPs for people with digestive sensitivities.

"Often times, people with digestive sensitivities avoid all foods and food categories that give them discomfort, or even fear of discomfort, which can unintentionally impact their nutritional intake," stated Barbara McCartney, regional business head for Nestlé Health Science Consumer Care in North America. "With our new ProNourish Low FODMAP nutritional drink, we are providing a trusted source of nutrition that can be enjoyed, knowing that it has been tested and certified to be low in FODMAPs by Monash University (Australia)."

FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols, which classifies specific types of short-chain carbohydrates that can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine, resulting in severe abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea and excess gas in some people.  Research shows that a diet low in FODMAPs can significantly reduce symptoms of digestive discomfort for some people living with digestive sensitivities.

"Meal and snack time can be filled with anxiety for many patients because they experience gastrointestinal symptoms after eating certain foods, such as those that are high in FODMAPs," stated Travis Stork, doctor and spokesperson for ProNourish. "I recommend ProNourish drink as part of a Low FODMAP diet so patients can enjoy a mini-meal or snack without worry."

ProNourish drinks are also suitable for people with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease as well as lactose intolerance; but are not suitable for individuals with galactosemia.

ProNourish drink features the TruComfort Digestive Care Blend with ingredients carefully selected to be low in FODMAPs, including 3g of low FODMAP fiber to support digestive health.


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