Everyone needs calories – calories are the amount of energy provided by food. This energy is released in the body when food is digested and absorbed. When food intake is inadequate, weight loss can occur along with muscle loss. Adequate daily energy and a variety of nutrients are needed to maintain body weight, preserve muscle, and maintain health. Many physical or medical conditions can lead to decreased food intake or increased energy requirements.
A variety of nutritionally complete beverages and calorie enhancers are available from Nestlé Health Science to help meet energy requirements during periods of poor food intake or increased requirements. Individuals should check with their healthcare professional to determine which specific calorie supplement is most appropriate.