Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health.”


smoothie (Photo credit: careyelaine)

Sugar, sugar everywhere – so much you dare not drink.  Here’s the latest finding from September 6th.  We make our own apple juice at home and can confirm that a litre of juice takes about 24 apples – that’s a lot of apples you’re eating in one glass, especially when you remember the old adage of ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’.



Five-a-day, five-a-day,
get your five-a-day here.
Pepsi was making it crystally clear
their marketing hype had ratched up a gear
snatched from their sugary, carbonised drinks
into exciting new cocktails called SMOOTHIES
which they and others made people think
were good for you,
were healthy
with a plethora of vitamins,
nutritionally sound.
But now it’s been found
they have a profoundly harmful effect.

It’s the sugar.

Eating five fruit a day
you’re not carried away,
you soon find it isn’t that easy.
But squeezed into a smoothie
the fruit slip right down.
You ask for another
and then just one more
and one for the road
and you hit overload
with a gross overdose
………. of fructose.

So what?
So obesity creeps up you see,
unhealthily stealthily
and it’s likely that there will be
diabetes increasingly
and all from the OD
of that drink cool and groovy –
gallons of blended-fruit smoothie.

6th September 2013 – headline from the Guardian

Notes:  “Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health.”  Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.  They stated: “It’s kind of the next step in the evolution of the battle. And it’s a really big part of it because in every country they’ve been replacing soft drinks with fruit juice and smoothies as the new healthy beverage. So you will find that Coke and Pepsi have bought dozens [of fruit juice companies] around the globe.”  In the UK, Coca-Cola owns Innocent smoothies while PepsiCo has Tropicana. Launching Tropicana smoothies in 2008, Pepsi’s sales pitch was that the drink would help the nation to reach its five a day fruit and vegetable target. But pulped-up smoothies do nothing good for us but do give us the same amount of sugar as four to six oranges or a large coke. It is deceiving


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