Is Carnation Instant Breakfast Nutritional?

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Carnation’s Instant Breakfast is considered the most nutritional instant breakfast on the market.

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Doctor Recommended

Carnation Instant Breakfast has been recommended by doctors for both seniors and very young children--as well as for those with trouble eating--who need to increase their protein and vitamin intake.


Carnation Instant Breakfast added to low-fat milk makes a creamy low-fat vanilla, chocolate or strawberry drink equal in vitamins to a good breakfast.

Nutritional Value

Carnation Instant Breakfast contains 21 per cent of the suggested daily vitamins and minerals.

A 284gr serving contains:

500g calcium

37g carbohydrates

12g protein

3g fat

30g Vitamin C

0 Fiber

200 calories

Vitamins and Minerals

Calcium - 50% of the suggested daily intake

Vitamin A - 45%

Vitamin D - 25%

Vitamin E - 25%

Vitamin K - 25%

Iron - 30%

The drink also contains 25% of daily B Vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, GB6, B12) and twice as much protein as a single egg.

Warnings and Suggestions

Carnation Instant Breakfast contains 20g of sugar. This high content of sugar (listed second on ingredients) is too high for consumption on a regular basis. It is suggested that persons use the nonsugar versions. Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials (R) and "For Carb Conscious" are both suitable for diabetics and those watching sugar and carb intake.

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