New protein drink for bariatric surgery patients

New protein drink for bariatric surgery patients

Bariatric Advantage's new Pro Joe Magnifico Mocha Decaf offers an easy source of additional protein without the jitters associated with coffee.

Bariatric Advantage announced that bariatric patients now have another option to increase their daily protein intake with the new decaffeinated version of Pro Joe Magnifico Mocha. One serving of the decaffeinated beverage provides 20 grams of protein, five grams of carbohydrates and zero grams of fat.

Patients who have had bariatric surgery may be especially challenged to get enough protein because they are usually eating less food than they did before their surgery, and their altered digestive systems may absorb nutrients differently. Pro Joe Magnifico Mocha Decaf helps them to add protein to their diet in the form of a great-tasting coffee-flavored beverage but without the jitters often associated with coffee.

"Our Pro Joe line has been very popular, so we are pleased to offer a decaffeinated version,” said Bret Petkus, vice president of sales for Bariatric Advantage. “We expect patients will appreciate this new alternative to achieving their protein intake goals.”

Getting the right amount of protein is important for everyone and especially for bariatric surgery patients, with recommendations for average protein intake per day averaging 60 to 120 grams daily depending on height, weight, gender, type of procedure and other factors. Because of these variations, it is suggested that people ask their doctor or dietitian what level of intake is right for them.

Four out of five Americans drink coffee daily, according to a 2013 survey by the National Coffee Association. The popularity of coffee inspired Bariatric Advantage to offer a decaffeinated version of Pro Joe Magnifico Mocha to help bariatric surgery patients, and other individuals desiring to increase their protein intake, to get more protein along with the flavor of their favorite beverage. Pro Joe Magnifico Mocha Decaf is a convenient and delicious way to enjoy that taste without the effects that are often associated with caffeine, and to receive protein in a way that supplements a nutritious diet and is easily absorbed.

Bariatric Advantage products are based on evidence-based research and made with quality ingredients. All Bariatric Advantage products are formulated for the specific needs of bariatric patients, using forms of vitamins and minerals with high bioavailability so they are easy to absorb.



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