Are fruit smoothies just as fattening as full sugar fizzy drinks like coke?

Fruit smoothies seem to contain only slightly less calories than normal fizzy drinks.

Update:

I was actually talking specifically about innocent smoothies.

Update 2:

According to the ingredients it's just fruit but it does seem quite calorific. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Smoothies just sound healthy, they actually have a lot of sugar and should be thought of as a milk shake than a healthy treat 

  • 3 weeks ago

    depends on if they have the same amount of calories or not.

  • 3 weeks ago

    They can have the same or more calories per volume, they however have the benefit of vitamins that soft drinks won't have.

    If you are counting calories they will ber similar but you need to bear in mind they have more than just calories.  If you need a high sugar drink smoothies at least have vitamins, if you don't need a sugary drink go with neither and get the calories elsewhere.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    They can be. Depends on what you add to it. 

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  • Sugar and calories are pretty damn close. Smoothies use way more fruit than you would just pick up and eat, so calories add up fast. And smoothies wipe out the added benefits of fiber. They aren't a great thing for weight loss. You are better off having some sparkling water (plain or flavored, but not sweetened) and some fresh fruit.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Fruit is better than soda.   Fruit contains fiber which prevents blood sugar spikes and can also help you feel full (which makes you less likely to snack).

    I can't speak to the smoothie specifically because you didn't tell us what is in it.  Is there added sugar  or is it just fruit?

     

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