I am a 72 year old female. Have had a stent implant and by-pass 2/12 years ago. I do not drink Slim Fast as a regular diet, only when I need a 'quick breakfast' or such. The other day I had a Slim Fast for breakfast and a Slim Fast bar mid-morning. Shortly thereafter, I had heart palpitations and took my blood pressure. It was 209/88 when it is usually 123/70. Went to the doctor a few hours later and pressure was fine. Is there a correlation between the Slim Fast and my high blood pressure? There was nothing unusual going on that morning.
Those types of drinks usually have alot of sugar and carbohydrates in them. Best just to not drink them anymore....eat a banana/blueberries and some walnuts instead :)