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Smoothies - do the drawbacks outweight the benefits?

Smoothies - do the drawbacks outweight the benefits?

Tuesday 25th September 2007

You may have seen a recent experiment on BBC1's 'One Show' showing how a naturally-made smoothie (without any added sugar) had the same effect as Cola, in cleaning a very dirty tuppence in about a minute.

The reasoning was that it would attack the enamel on your teeth in a similar manner; and the advice given was to eat whole fruit and allow your stomach to act as the cement mixer, thus (a) harming your teeth enamel much less (b) absorbing more goodness from the fruit, because it was held in your stomach longer.

You might have missed the aside, however, that said if after finishing your smoothie, you slowly ate a piece of cheese - no bigger than a sugar lump - the PH (acid level) in your mouth would be restored to normal.