Are you on a juice or smoothies diet? Pretending to eat and drink healthy but couldn’t make it to the end goal. Well, its time to burst your bubble because you are actually just drinking vitamins and sugar.
Smoothies are delicious but they are not a proper source of healthy diet, you think they are. As per a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, it questioned the use of juice diets for a healthy living.
The study cited that juice is a fad diet and when you make it, you remove all the essential elements of a fruit to just sugar and vitamins. Moreover, fruit juice is simply piling up calories in liquid form. This is why eating whole vegetables and fruits should be on the top priority if you are concerned with the premises of healthy diet.
Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC and a member of the Council, said:
“There is a great amount of misinformation about nutrition fads, including antioxidant pills, juicing and gluten-free diets.
However, there are a number of dietary patterns that have clearly been demonstrated to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease.”
He further said that the studies may differ in perspective as there is always a bias on the importance of food:
“In addition, it’s very hard to separate the effects of specific nutrients in a food. For example, an apple contains many components including proteins, vitamins and fibre.
And some nutrition studies tend to be based on surveys that rely on people’s memories of what they ate, which isn’t always reliable.”
The study does not hint that you should not drink smoothies and juice, but do so in moderation with the quantity of other healthy foods you are getting because just relying on them for healthy diet is not a solution.