Smoothies getting out of hand

As with anything, moderation is the key. Excessive use of fruit juices and smoothies add extra sugar in the form of fructose into ones diet and thus increase the risk of many related illnesses. The Guardian interviewed Professor Popkin at the department of nutrition at the University of North Carolina and their article does a pretty good job at explaining the big picture.
Smoothies and fruit juices new health risk

To avoid excessive fruit sugars, keep smoothies and fruit juices to a minimum, increase vegetable intake and enjoy whole fruits. And what ever the representatives from Coca-Cola and Pepsi say in the article, the sweetness in ‘diet’ and ‘sugar-free’ drinks still comes from somewhere to make them palatable. The most common source is artificial sweeteners, which have been linked to depression, mood swings and even weight gain due to their tendency to slow down digestive process and increase appetite.

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