Are Smoothie Bowls Really Healthy?

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Are Smoothie Bowls Really Healthy?

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One of the newest trends that has gained even more attention over the summer is the smoothie bowl. With local shops opening all over the Chicagoland area specializing in creating them, social media took advantage of this new aesthetic.

Time for the real question: are smoothie bowls actually good for you? The maximum amount of sugar consumed in a day for the average person is about 25g for women and 38g for men. For perspective, the average apple has 14g of sugar in it. Now imagine, blending an apple, banana, strawberries, and other fruits together and then consuming it all. The amount of sugar in that one bowl alone is already exceeding the daily recommended amount.

To make matters even worse, fruits normally contain a high level of acidity and sugar which is bad for your teeth. The sugar can stay on the surface of the teeth and allow bacteria to eat away at the enamel, making your teeth more sensitive. So, how much fruit is too much?

While smoothie bowls are a huge hit, I wouldn’t recommend eating it every morning for breakfast; maybe limit yourself to once a week as a treat. They do say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so try sticking to the serving size. 

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