11. Store-bought smoothies
You might think a smoothie is the perfect way to get your fruits and veggies down — it’s both delicious and healthy, right?
Well, some health experts disagree.
The New York Times says commercially-prepared smoothies often contain extra sweeteners, like added sugar and honey, protein powder that’s often sweetened, or milk, yogurt or nut butters. These can all add to the calorie count.
Depending on what fruits are included, the natural sugar content can be exceedingly high without added sugars as well.
For example, one bottle of Naked Juice’s Green Machine, a melange of apple, mango, pineapple, banana and kiwi juices, has 53 grams of sugar already.
The American Heart Association recommends no more than 36 grams of sugar per day for men and 25 grams for women.
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