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9/7/11 12:30 P

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If you're eating healthy fats, then that's really all you need to know. Trans fat is BAD! Saturated fat from meat, dairy and cheese is not necessarily a bad thing.

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9/7/11 12:18 P

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Thank you all for your answers! I checked my nutrition tracking for the smoothie and it gives me something like :

535 cals / 65 carbs / 15 fat (almost all from the avocado) / 4 proteins

what do you think?

I also have another question about fat, I'm a bit frustrated about it puts the *good* fats in the count with the bad ones.. The total fat per day is including all the good fats, that's it? And is there a way to have a track for the total but splitted in two, saturated / mono, poly, etc. with the tracker? Just to know at least where the fat comes from.. though I know I don't eat a lot of saturated.

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9/5/11 3:40 P

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Fruit is good for you, there are a lot of vitamins and benefits to consuming them. I agree that I would not add the fruit juice, but I have a smoothie every morning to start my day and it keeps me full for hours, puts me in a good mood, and I look forward to starting my day with it.

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9/5/11 11:25 A

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Are you gaining weight? If yes, then I would agree with Laura, tone down the fruit a little, if not then you're fine - I wouldn't worry. Whole fruit as another posted noted is much better that the juice so if you are making smoothies, use the entire fruit. The fiber in the whole fruit helps slow down the absorption of the sugars so it's not like eating a piece of candy. As for the fruit juice, you don't need it, use water, a nut milk or even coconut water, yes that has sugar too but it also has electrolytes and potassium.

If you feel good after your smoothie and you are gaining weight you can always cut calories somewhere else.

Fruit's not evil, it has tons of vitamins and phytonutrients.



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9/4/11 7:51 P

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I eat no more than one piece of fruit per day. Even unsweetened fruit juice contains a ton of fructose.
If you have a whole banana and a whole mango plus an apple, you are looking at over 100 carbs per day just for your soothe.
So, if you are getting fatter,your smoothie MAY be to blame. Definitely.

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9/4/11 6:23 P

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It also depends on how many you have in a day.

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9/4/11 6:02 P

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If you have to have fruit have all the lovely roughage and skin and whole fruit rather than making it into a smoothie. Fruit is fructose. I think veg is better for you although fruit is much better than a lot of junk people eat.

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9/4/11 5:34 P

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Hey there...there's a list of fruits and the fructose each contains...you can find it at
www.mercola.com...berries are low in fructose...apples and pears are higher (highest fructose count is for dried figs @ 26 grams)...there are some camps who believe you should keep your intake of fructose to no more than 15 grams per day (tho I think that's a bit extreme)...Best to u on your Spark journey!

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9/4/11 4:47 P

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Ok so lately i've been reading on several occasion that too much fructose is actually bad for you, especially if you're trying to lose weight.

Every day I have a smoothie that's composed of : big handful of spinachs, an avocado, a banana, a mango, some little fruits and like an apple or a pear. I just add some no sugar-added fruit juice and blend it. It gives 1.25L or so that we split in two, my boyfriend and I.

Logically it's not that much, less or equivalent of what the alimentation guide is recommending.. but I do feel it's a lot of "sugar" .. What do you think?

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