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How Many Calories Does Ensure Have Per Bottle?

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Genevieve Jackson has written for "10th Life" and "Double A Beauty" since 2005. She is an entrepreneur with experience in risk management. She also engages in motivational speaking for entrepreneurs. Jackson received a bachelor's degree in political science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
How Many Calories Does Ensure Have Per Bottle?
Ensure contains 24 vitamins and minerals. Photo Credit jdwfoto/iStock/Getty Images

Some individuals require nutritional supplements to get the proper nutrients in their diet. Drinking Ensure increases daily intake of calories, vitamins and minerals. Each bottle contains over 24 vitamins and minerals. Ensure comes in six flavors, including homemade vanilla, rich dark chocolate, butter pecan, coffee latte and strawberries and cream.

Calories

Ensure comes in 8-oz. bottles. Each bottle is considered a serving and contains 250 calories.

Calorie Contributions

More than half of the calories in Ensure come from carbohydrates. One gram of carbohydrate equals 4 calories. Each serving contains 41 g of carbohydrates, for a total of 164 calories from carbs.

Considerations

One bottle of Ensure contains at least 25 percent of the USDA's recommended daily allowance for 24 vitamins and minerals. For calcium, zinc and selenium, Ensure contains 30 percent of the USDA recommended daily allowance. The USDA recommended daily allowances are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. According to David Haber, PhD, professor of Wellness and Gerontology at Ball State University, nutritional drinks like Ensure may not allow for full absorption of the nutrients present in the drink.

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