Meal replacement shakes are intended to provide the nutrition of a full meal. But can they also help you lose weight? This article reviews the evidence.
Shakes are often fortified with nutrients, which might fill your nutrient gap while you are cutting back on calories.
The best meal replacement shakes contain protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals.
For example, many commercial shakes are a good source of nutrients such as calcium, potassium, iron and vitamin D, which many people are lacking in their diets.