Healthy Living
October 09, 2017 By Alyssa Schwartz
Are smoothies really good for you?

When you consider that that 60 per cent of Canadians have fewer than five servings per day of fruits and vegetables (Canada’s Food Guide recommends at least seven servings per day for women and eight for men), smoothies might seem like a great option.

“Smoothies offer convenience and portability,” says Stephanie Boutette, a registered dietitian and education coordinator with Diabetes Canada. “They’re typically advertised as containing servings of fruits and vegetables in a delicious form.”

So what’s the problem? Well, there’s more to the story, such as sugar. To get the scoop on smoothies and find out how you can make yours healthy, read Are smoothies really good for you? now. Click here for other Diabetes Dialogue articles. Subscribe now for just $24, and have each issue delivered directly to your inbox!

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