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Why Juices and Smoothies Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

Juices and smoothies can be healthy either as a supplement to a meal or meal replacement, but only if you know what ingredients went into making them. With store-bought smoothies and juices, there can be four issues: Portion size  As a meal replacement, 473 ml is a serving; 237 ml if drunk as part of a meal. But some smoothie lovers have portions up to 1900 ml on their menu. That is anywhere from 4 to 8 times as much as what is considered a portion. The volume is one thing, but you are also getting way more calories than you need. Added sugar  At home, you can control the amount of sugar you add, if any. Keep in mind there is naturally occurring sugar in the fruit, milk and...