The Downside of Green Smoothies


Concerns about smoothies and oxalic acid, nitrate availability, dental erosion, and weight gain are addressed.

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That’s it—the whole smoothie enchilada! Phew. For those who are sick of smoothies, you will be happy to know the next video will be nonsmoothie-related (though will undoubtedly unleash its own storm of controversy!). For those who missed the rest of Smoothiepalooza, here’s the first 4 videos of the series:
• Are Green Smoothies Good for You? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-green-smoothies-good-for-you)
• Are Green Smoothies Bad for You? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-green-smoothies-bad-for-you)
• Green Smoothies: What Does the Science Say? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/green-smoothies-what-does-the-science-say)
• Liquid Calories: Do Smoothies Lead to Weight Gain? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/liquid-calories-do-smoothies-lead-to-weight-gain)

Was the concern about dental erosion new to you? See more in:
• Plant-Based Diets: Oral Health (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-based-diets-oral-health/)
• Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-based-diets-dental-health/)
• Protecting Teeth From Hibiscus Tea (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Protecting-Teeth-From-Hibiscus-Tea)

What’s with that nitrate thing? See Don’t Use Antiseptic Mouthwash (nutritionfacts.org/video/dont-use-antiseptic-mouthwash). What’s the best mouthwash then? See the video What’s the Best Mouthwash? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/whats-the-best-mouthwash) More on nitrate-containing vegetables coming up!

More on fat-soluble nutrient absorption in an ancient video of mine, Forego Fat-Free Dressings? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/forego-fat-free-dressings/)

And more on oxalates and kidney stones in How to Prevent Kidney Stones With Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-prevent-didney-stones-with-diet) and How to Treat Kidney Stones with Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-treat-kidney-stones-with-diet/).

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-downside-of-green-smoothies and he’ll try to answer it!

Image Credit: Morning smoothie and moppet65535 via Flickr.

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