Concerns about smoothies and oxalic acid, nitrate availability, dental erosion, and weight gain are addressed.
If our body doesn’t register liquid calories as well, why are blended soups more satiating than the same ingredients eaten in solid form?
Smoothies (and blended soups and sauces) offer a convenient way to boost both the quantity and quality of fruit and vegetable intake by reducing food particle size to help maximize nutrient absorption.
Might disrupting the fiber by blending fruit result in overly rapid sugar absorption?
A group of women were split into two groups and told to eat as much soup as they wanted, but half were given big spoons […]
Studies such as a recent Harvard School of Public Health investigation found that the consumption of whole fruits is associated with a significantly lower risk […]
Eating intact grains, beans, and nuts (as opposed to bread, hummus, and nut butters) may have certain advantages for our gut flora and blood sugar control, raising questions about blending fruits and vegetables.
A famous study in 2000 compared the impact of soda versus jelly beans. Researchers had people add 28 extra spoonfuls of sugar to their daily […]
Drinking sugar water is bad for you, as I explored in If Fructose Is Bad, What About Fruit?. If you have people fast and then […]
Smoothies have been one of the most requested topics, but for years there seemed to be little pertinent research. I was surprised when I reprised […]
Dr. Greger blends up a vegetable smoothie inspired by a recipe in his How Not to Die Cookbook.
Açai berries are touted for their antioxidant power, but does that translate into increased antioxidant capacity of your bloodstream when you eat them?
The DNA of those cooking with spices such as ginger, rosemary, and turmeric appears less susceptible to breakage.
Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors associated with an increased risk of premature death include smoking, excessive alcohol drinking, and not eating enough greens. The best way to get your greens is in whichever […]
Fruits and vegetables are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, and dark green leafy vegetables lead the pack. Each of the top five so-called […]
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, episodic intestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. It affects 1 in 7 Americans, although […]