Banana does a great job at masking the flavor of the spinach. My little blender can't handle veggies, and I end up with a fruit smoothie with kale leaves only torn into maybe four pieces. [–]willdabeast99[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (3 children). If you are unsure whether your post would violate these rules or not (surveys, etc. You may want to add protein powder to it and skip the mango nectar. Im also a picky eater but i like spinach because it doesn’t have any strong taste and has a tolerable texture. they are as good as what goes in them: a smoothie could be made from fresh vegetables, or they could contain honey, cream and lots of sweet and acid fruits which are extremely high calorie and bad for dental health. Well they give a small dose of added nutrients, but more importantly they contain healthy fats which slow digestion. Because the fruit juice will make you fat. THANK YOU. Berries (blue, black, rasp, strawberry) some other kind of fruit as a sweetener; preferably a banana. When you blend you are indeed consuming every bit of plant material in the blender jar and getting 100% of the fiber. 450 calories is not a lot from a smoothie, in fact this is a good amount because you are not only meeting your fruit intake for the day, but a large portion of your daily calories should come from breakfast. In my smoothies, I dont taste it and the texture isnt an issue. Please include proper, relevant, and useful information when asking or answering questions. [–]ttrockwood 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children). If you want to post a link to a website, you can use the SELF POST option and leave the formatted recipe along with an embedded link in the text box. I would try and get some protein in there as well. (self.nutrition). Lot of good suggestions in here. [–]autowikibot 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). [+][deleted] comment score below threshold-16 points-15 points-14 points 1 year ago (0 children), Just invest in a blender😒 don't be stingy 😑 for the 4 years you're going to live there, you're going to get your money back. [–]cheesecrystal 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). read some of the other comments: if you add yogurt to smoothies try adding something that's low sugar. Fruits and veggies are good for you. Look up easy recipes on youtube and practice NOW so you have some things you can make once you move. [–]Ifuqinhateit -1 points0 points1 point 5 years ago (0 children). ), message the mods first. If you want unlimited sources please visit r/keto or r/ketogains. Overally, I highly recommend smoothie life! Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I don't enjoy going into food comas. Super convenient for making just one for yourself because you have 1 thing to clean instead of two. Interesting: Kern's (beverage company) | Non-alcoholic mixed drink | Squash (drink), Parent commenter can toggle NSFW or delete. You will not find HFCS in fruits, period. Also the only way sugar would be bad for you is if you take in all that energy and don't use it. If that doesn't sound good to you, just try it. [–]MikeyBGeek[S] 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). Smoothies are often touted as a diet food and a way to detox the body. [–]shaynami 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Negative karma accounts will not be able to post or comment. Smoothies contain the whole-food rather than the juice. Rendered by PID 6608 on r2-app-08516a60535eb85d2 at 2020-12-26 23:31:17.233531+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: TR. [–]mcgruntman -1 points0 points1 point 5 years ago (5 children). Is my "healthy" smoothie "bad" for me? Something like a unflavored protein put spirulina. But while smoothies may sound like a healthy treat, sometimes theyre anything but. Cows milk is a much better source of protein. I use frozen spinach instead of ice in the smoothie. A smoothie with a lot of sugary fruits and not much else is going to taste great but not contribute a lot to your other macronutrients like fats and protein. Thank you for your clarification! In fact, there is at least one study linking it higher overall daily energy intake. Are smoothies actually good for you?Ask ECAH (self.EatCheapAndHealthy). Okay! Keep in mind that I do not have he serving sizes you use, so I just added a serving of each to the smoothie. [–]xxfnst 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). Why do so many American foods feel the need to add sugar/corn syrup to so many packaged foods? If you like a shake, have one, but if you feel good without eating, that's fine, too. There is no one right way to eat for all people and all budgets, and there is always room for improvement. Remember, we come from a varied and diverse background, and all of us have different perceptions of what cheap and healthy means. I have a vitamix, so I stuff the blender with vegetables that I like, like broccoli and celery, one that are gross, like onions and peppers, and then a shitton of fruits. [–]Adolf_ 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Nearly all of its purported benefits are bunk and don't stand up to scrutiny. Usually, we make smoothies when we are on the run. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. its great. 1) No dietary activism for or against any diet - (see the rules post for more details on this rule) Diet wars are NOT welcome in this subreddit. The answer is to balance both. I have not once stated that in my previous comments that fructose is quote, "a healthy sugar." It’s this the right place to ask for advice on proper food storage? What is the difference between Vitamin D2 and D3 and is one more preferable than the other? usually the majority of fruit in there are the frozen strawberries. A blender would be a good investment for other things as well. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Trending Topics: | I made a site | We're in the top 200 subreddits! Have you ever heard of people objecting to the use of high fructose corn syrup aka HFCS as a sweetener? | FAQs | Mods | Magic Words, [–][deleted] -2 points-1 points0 points 5 years ago (6 children). You're trying to disapprove what I've said. In some countries, the beverage industry distinguishes nectars from drinks labeled as "juice". The article I've added below provides reasoning as to why HFCS is a man made product. I guess i could try the kale thing. Like I said, you are entitled to your own opinion, but would you rather meet your recommended sugar intake through added sugars like HFCS or through fructose, which is naturally present in ripe fruits? I feel like if you find a good supplement to add to your smoothie it makes the sugar and calories worth it. Just make sure you drink moderate amounts and no more than 1 a day so that your health is not negatively affected in the … i dont think its as powerful as a full sized one. This is stated in the article above. Common Recipes with Nutrition Info I've been learning to cook the past couple of years so that's not really an issue anymore. If OP wants to reduce sugar, beets are not good. [–]Oh_LovelyAllisonMS Nutritionist & Clinical Nutritionist 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (2 children). Next time can you please just down vote my advice and move on? Smoothies are a great breakfast or snack that will keep you full for hours. On top of whatever fruits you use, celery, cucumber, carrots, spinach, and kale have always served to be a great combination for me. Basically any green/healthy smoothie CAN taste good with a little pineapple juice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nectar_(drink), http://nutritionfacts.org/questions/fresh-fruit-versus-frozen-fruit-which-is-better/, http://www.fructose.org/pdf/ADAFructosefactsheetfinal.pdf, https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/how-high-fructose-corn-syrup-damages-your-body, http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/organic/sugar.html, http://www.fructose.org/high-fructose-corn-syrup.html. You're better off with whey protein powder and milk. This may seem like a strange texture, but bear with me. [–]RocheCoach 10 points11 points12 points 5 years ago (1 child). Frozen fruits are great as well as fresh. Submissions of links using link tracking services will lead to an instant ban. Be aware that the more relevant information you add, the more relevant the answers you receive will be. I put Rawfusion (vanilla) in my smoothies and it tastes great. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). It also states that sucrose used to be the source of what made beverages like soft drinks (sodas for example) sweet, but now HFCS is used because it is sweeter and cheaper to, "make," meaning HFCS is a man made sweetener. Today i used one peeled kiwi instead. For an additional kick, I also use lime/lemon juice, ginger, oats, chia seeds, and flaxseed. Taking a non-college/university based course does not qualify you for student status, nor does watching several topical YouTube videos. [–]Oh_LovelyAllisonMS Nutritionist & Clinical Nutritionist 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). Enjoying green, Liz in CA. With a handful of oats, a spoon of peanut butter and some plain greek yogurt and a splash of milk or water that’s a good mix of carbs/protein/fat that is nutrient dense without a ton of sugar or excessive calories. I switched from regular yogurt to skyr. HFCS is made by adding an isomerase enzyme to corn syrup, changing some of the glucose into fructose. While this may not sound like the most appetizing smoothie on the menu, it definitely is one of the healthiest. Science Friday: News in Nutrition. Fruits = sugar. [–]wasabitown 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). I used to work at a juice bar, and there were always lots of leftovers for staff. Check out PubMed or Google Scholar. Thank you! Also, you presumably went into ketosis after examining the evidence that carbs are bad, correct? This can be an excellent way of making vegetable smoothies taste good, while not overloading a fruit smoothie with too much sugar. He'll make a sorbet, which is like making a smoothie but no ice. If you are using it as a meal replacement then you need protein. Except much healthier for you. i wanted to hear from people that would know a bit more about nutrition than me. It also will be a lot of sugar. The only negatives on smoothies is that there is a potential for high calorie, high sugar content and that you may not feel as full as when you et your calories from other sources. That is the thing with keto, your body would adapt to all the meat and fat, it does take a few weeks for it to happen. smoothies can still cause glucose spikes, which is what I was talking about. Other good resources to search are Exrx.net for exercise-related topics and Examine.com for nutrition and supplement science. You really can’t taste it when adding in fresh baby spinach- you can add a lot of it too and seriously tastes like berries still. [–]ttrockwood 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (3 children). A smoothie with a lot of sugary fruits and not much else is going to taste great but not contribute a lot to your other macronutrients like fats and protein. [–]willdabeast99[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). Personally, my smoothies are like 30% fruit, and 70% greens. But if you get the chance the lingonberry by Icelandic Provisions is pretty good! 2. Fruit smoothies get a bad reputation for their high sugar content. Fructose is a monosaccharide and an isomer of glucose; sucrose is a disaccharide of fructose and glucose. I get most of my fruit intake plus spinach and protein and I'm good to go in the morning. [–]Vaguely_Reckless 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). If OP has weaker one, putting so much veggies may break it. These two different smoothies are a healthy way to start your day. But when it comes to the idea of a “detox,” most experts agree that smoothies (or … Having a good blender is the most important thing when making a good green/healthy smoothie, the texture of uncooked veggie chunks is unsettling for me. So much so that eating fruit, lots of fruit, actually can help prevent and reverse the same diseases that eating HFCS causes. But I do have a history of digestive problems which might explain that, [–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 5 years ago (0 children). Replacing the smoothie with a fast food egg and bacon sandwich is a dubious proposition, so I don’t always push hard to get rid of the smoothies. I was about to ask about this as well. you can also add other things that would help you eat more of what you may be lacking in your diet that are not veggies, think about things like chia seeds, flax seeds, oats, peanut butter (or other nut butters), yoghurt (non sweetened), protein powder. 4) The drinks tell you how they might help you with names like Energise and Recharge . Its the "Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender." I will agree though that gulping it down super fast is probably not a great idea, but it's not necessarily because of the sugar, just more of a digestive challenge. In my constant rush to class every morning, i make a quick smoothie for a breakfast on the go, and i have one of those blenders that blend into a single serve cup, which is awesome. [–]mcgruntman 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (3 children). Especially if you make monster smoothies like me. In New Zealand, the usage is reversed, with "juice" denoting a sweetened fruit drink, whereas nectar refers to pure fruit. But having more than one serving or adding sugar can contribute to weight gain. [–]the_goob_ -1 points0 points1 point 1 year ago (0 children). [–]justpastrychefthings 20 points21 points22 points 1 year ago (0 children). [–]Oh_LovelyAllisonMS Nutritionist & Clinical Nutritionist 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). [–]Arina222 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (3 children), [+]RiseAboveRuin comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 5 years ago (2 children), [–]RiseAboveRuin 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children), [–]trq_ 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (2 children). I skip the protein powder and go straight to the unprocessed (but hulled) hemp seeds because I believe they are more nutritious and don't have a lot of added other mystery ingredients. comments ... Good news is, there's a way to fix it! Wiki - Suggested Media Yes, there are lots of micronutrients, but watch out for the sugar. Smoothies alone won't fix a poor diet, but they can make a good addition to a healthy diet. As others have said, add protein. There is no such thing as a, "healthy sugar." MCT oil, Coconut or hemp oil are also great additions. The negative health benefits arent necessarly related to the fruit or vegetable themselfs, but more from an appetite standpoint and mindset you get from running off carbs. [–]gaelicsteak 14 points15 points16 points 5 years ago (7 children). Unfortunately, some smoothies add refined sugar, which can make an otherwise healthy smoothie into one you should avoid. 100% of the studies on fruit sugar in it's WHOLE form show that it does not promote weight gain and is protective against most diseases. I'd eventually get to the point of putting stuff like kale in them but not initially. [–]willdabeast99[S] 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (4 children). You may select your user flair to indicate your level of expertise/education pertaining to nutrition. I hope that this was helpful, and since you are using unsweetened froze strawberries then your sugar intake is fine for the day. Try to only add one fruit, and then mix in a vegetable (i like adding frozen kale or spinach), maybe some protein, some milk (almond milk is my favorite) and some chia or flax seeds. It's the same thing! Robyn, are you aware of the green smoothies that are being sold by Jamba Juice in California? Thank you! Some avocado will make you feel full longer, too. A really healthy smoothie with lots of greens and nuts like kale and almonds will be better for you but not as tasty. Also, Im a marathon runner. 100% of the studies on fruit sugar in it's WHOLE form show that it does not promote weight gain and is protective against most diseases. Email. Its relatively small. It depends what you mean by healthy. Have the fruit and veggie blends. Here's an article on fresh vs. frozen strawberries: http://nutritionfacts.org/questions/fresh-fruit-versus-frozen-fruit-which-is-better/. Again, I'm providing a source for back-up: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/organic/sugar.html. I drink a smoothie every day. I provided reasoning as to why I believe that consuming these fruits through a smoothie is not bad for this persons diet. Since you've met your recommended fruit intake through breakfast I do not recommend eating anymore fruits throughout the day, so stick to vegetables with your other meals. Being a jerk fan of a diet or a jerk anti-diet fan is not okay. ...fruits contain a natural sugar called fructose, which is glucose plus sucrose. Wiki - Data / Info Sources If your parents /aunts/friends/siblings cook ask them to show you some easy stuff. I can easily make a 1,000 calorie bulking smoothie, or a 400 calorie antioxidant smoothie. I have been making smoothies in the morning too. everyone keeps saying kale. Otherwise, I feel you are doing a fine job eating a healthy breakfast. I'm not a super chef at all but I can make enough basic meals to have a good variety. As for sweetened or unsweetened... i have no idea, i need to check when i get home. [–]Mozie23 45 points46 points47 points 5 years ago (0 children). Does the soluble fiber not still form a gel that prevents the sugar from being quickly absorbed in the small intestine? [–]gregwarriorNutrition and Metabolism major -1 points0 points1 point 5 years ago (0 children). Do you have studies showing links between whole fruit and vegetable consumption with negative health effects? [–]ASlowBee 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). Smoothies can help you with weight loss, if you’re adding low-fat, low-calorie, low-sugar foods to your blender. That's reassuring then. Oh good! Smoothies contain all the fiber, vitamins, and minerals of the fruit/vegetable and so the sugar is a non-issue. I've heard PB is good. I also do not see that you are a dietitian or nutrition science student? [–]ASlowBee 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). Instead, I like to steam enough for the week and then freeze a supply. Now about HFCS, it is a man made chemically engineered sweetener. No I started doing keto because carbs made me crave more carbs, which lead me to overheating, it also made me hungry all the time. Anyone who is not able to verify their user flair status when asked to do so, may be banned. Also the ones I mainly like are ones with lots of berries. I figure the sugar content you're referring to is eating all the fruit at once. Here's what you should use. What I meant by sugar content is that pretty much every resource I've looked at online says that the reason smoothies would be bad is due to sugar content. [–]honjomein 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children), throw carrots and or spinach in and minimize sugar. It says 53 kcal of "energy." One of the first things my co-workers said to me was to not drink too much of the straight fruit juice. "Diminishes it's effectiveness"? Moreover, since fructose (specifically, HFCS) is sweeter than sucrose less of it is needed to achieve the same sweetness. This is not strictly true. Add in one scoop of protein powder (I use whey protein). Here's an article to clarify what I've been saying the difference between fructose and HFCS is: http://www.fructose.org/high-fructose-corn-syrup.html, [–]BrotherBringTheSun 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). **FREE NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS FOR YOUR RECIPES, HOW TO FEED A FAMILY OF 4 FOR A WEEK ON $26 WITH A GROCERY LIST AND MEAL PLANS, CHART FOR DETERMINING WHEN BEST TIME TO BUY FRUITS/VEGETABLES [–]ThisisDanRather 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). It really is based off your own personal goals. | … If you are on a mod carb, high protein diet then that shake would be most suited as a pre workout drink if anything. Nothing about 'being natural' makes a sugar better for you, and in fact fructose has been shown to be a contributor to fatty liver disease. [–]MikeyBGeek[S] 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). [–]MikeyBGeek[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). [–]THROWINCONDOMSATSLUT 5 points6 points7 points 5 years ago (4 children), the sugar is a non-issue. Fruit is better for you than junk food, but they don't call it nature's candy for nothing. If you're like me who hates veggies, then smoothie would be the way to go. This is the kind of thing I'm interested in. I don't know what you are talking about when you speak of an appetite or mindset. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 6608 on r2-app-08516a60535eb85d2 at 2020-12-26 23:31:17.233531+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: TR. moderators will remove comments or users who just sow discourse and do not add to the healthy discussions. As always, your mileage may vary and CICO is the way to go. [–]chulbert 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (2 children), [–]BrotherBringTheSun 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). I believe Baby spinach tends to be more tender than Kale, but I may be wrong. If a smoothie is the only way you're going to get fruits and vegetables into your diet, don't go overboard and watch out for added sugars. The sugar content doesn't really matter to me a while bunch so I was just seeing if that's the real only reason they'd be bad. Making these small changes will increase the nutrients, reduce the carbs and will add protein that will make you feel full longer. TOP POST ABOUT GREAT TIPS FROM A PRO/CHEF. OTHERWISE THE REPORTED POST OR COMMENT MIGHT NOT BE SEEN FOR A WHILE. You can also get a small portable blender for $20. Lunch has been the hardest part of my cheap and healthy to nail down, I'm looking for a relatively easy split pea and rice soup recipe. Bananas help a lot for it to be not gross. HFCS has a mix of fructose and glucose (where regular corn syrup would have just glucose), similar to honey. Are Fruit Smoothies Good for You? If you're drinking smoothies as a healthy option, it's definitely best to skip this chain. I need plenty of carbohydrates personally. Problem is, many of us opt for the largest size when ordering and we tend to say “yes” to unhealthy add-ons. GOOD AND CHEAP COOKBOOK BY LEANNE BROWN for $4 per day meals and helpful to Americans on SNAP programs. Depending on the brand or flavor, it might taste different or bitter. and i bought some almond milk last night. I use whatever fruits are in season and full fat yogurt. They seem to all focus on that. As for your sugar intake, fruits contain a natural sugar called fructose, which is glucose plus sucrose. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 31158 on r2-app-04e852913f66c2238 at 2020-12-26 23:31:15.536912+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: US. If you consume green smoothies only occasionally, however, a light steaming is a good idea. The thing about straight fruit smoothies is that it's all sugar, with little of the nutritional value that you get from veggies, which absolutely NEED to be a staple of your diet, no matter what kind of diet you're doing. -Fellow Nutrition Student Ally, [–]MikeyBGeek[S] 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (3 children). [–][deleted] -3 points-2 points-1 points 5 years ago (1 child), http://www.nutritionj.com/content/10/1/5/abstract, [–]exccord -1 points0 points1 point 5 years ago (0 children). Do not select a user flair you are not qualified for. What can I do with a pasta maker and a food processor? edit - woops! I definitely need to put more spinach in mine at home. Dietetics intern here! Im not so sure myself but i can vouch for putting spinach in a smoothie! (I see that OP has single-serve one, which tends to be not as powerful as full-size one). ", Here's the link to the article with that information: http://www.fructose.org/pdf/ADAFructosefactsheetfinal.pdf. If you're a picky eater it's better than no fruit at all I suppose. I use 1 banana, handful of spinach, maple syrup, cinnamon & milk. It's just food but to some people, the recipes, images, discussions and interactions here can help them to get to a better place in their personal lives. Learn how to cook some basics NOW. High fructose corn syrup, is for the second time, a man made chemically engineered sugar. It also will be a lot of sugar. i believe they are unsweetened. [–]BrotherBringTheSun 10 points11 points12 points 5 years ago (11 children). Please let your account age a bit while you get to know the subreddit and comment on other posts. [–]filemeaway 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (0 children). Green smoothies are one of the best nutrient-dense drinks around — especially for those with a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. [–]gregwarriorNutrition and Metabolism major 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (5 children). Providing it is consumed as part of a healthy and balanced diet and in moderation, an Innocent smoothie won’t be bad for you. I think it's because some people don't see how fructose and high fructose corn syrup are different. Having said that, smoothies are a bit better than juices because at least you're getting the fibre from the fruit/veg. To use greens in your smoothie you just need to steam them first. Sugar and carbs in general are associated with negative health effects. Again, you are entitled to your own opinion, but I would like to point out I see no back-up to your statement and is it really necessary to come at me like that? Your current recipe is a lot of sugar. Some people add seeds and nuts, which are a … [–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 5 years ago (2 children). Post your freezing, canning, recipes and ideas for people to eat both cheap and healthy. Download app here. I had a green smoothie at Whole Foods Market today that was fantastic. Anyways, as for fruit (whether it's frozen or fresh) they both have the same benefits. Their vanilla yogurt by itself can taste a little acidic but as a base for a smoothie, is pretty good. Currently Im reading the work of Loren Cordain, and even he suggests plenty of veggies and fruits to supplement meat. The textures of things are what really through me off with many foods so that's good to hear. From what I know (not much) it’s better for you to just eat the actual fruit because blending it breaks down the fiber, but if you don’t add sugar or juice or a high sugar yogurt, then it’s still healthy. I wonder if a similar effect would be found for fruits like bananas or papayas that are much softer than apples. All the suggestions are something to think about, but I think no one has taken into account what type of blender the OP has. Fructose may be shown as a contributor to fatty liver disease, but in small amounts fructose is not an issue as stated previously. Though fruit is a healthy smoothie ingredient, you can get too much of a good thing —i n the form of calories and carbs. Theyre so popular that you can now find them at fast food restaurants, grocery stores -- even coffee shops. Smoothies, and especially green smoothies, are good for you because they combine all the health benefits of juicing, with a bonus, the dietary fibers. If you have a healthier option, please post that instead of discourse. Not whey protein supplement, but plain whey powder. My program estimated the smoothie to be about 450 calories with frozen thawed sweetened (I'm not sure if you use sweetened or unsweetened) strawberries, canned mango nectar, bananas and kiwis. As long as I put more fruit then total vegetables, and more good vegetables than nasty vegetables, I always have a great tasting smoothie. 7) No posts from brand new or negative karma accounts - Brand new accounts will not be able to make new posts in this subreddit. Just frozen fruit blended up with a little milk. US companies which produce nectars include California based Kern's. and join one of thousands of communities. The negative health effects associated with sugar are not seen with fruit consumption, which only has a plethora of health benefits. Some people use pea powder but I don't like the taste if that. Separate chart for Texas and shopping from the Rio Grande Valley, [APP for recipes of what is in season](seasonalfoodguide.org) For example, only full time students taking courses in the student categories provided may select those. You are entitled to your own opinion, and I respect that; however, fructose is what gives fruit its natural sweetness once the fruit is ripe. One of the quickest and easiest ways to refuel after a long run or tough workout is whipping up a smoothie. We use reddiquete as a rule here and not just a good idea. And is my current recipe just sugar?!? Smoothies are high in sugar. And as a scientist you should be able to see that natural vs artificial is a meaningless divide in this context. This is my opinion, but I also do keto, so I am little biased when it comes to carbs and the health benefits. What is the main reason for mass obesity in the United States? 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