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A 16-oz. breakfast smoothie (470 cals) might as well be a double cheese-burger (450 cals)

Smoothies can be a great way to get fruits and veggies into your diet-but they can also be brimming with added sugar. Make sure yours has whole fruit and no mixers.

How Many Calories Does Your Favorite Drink Have?

September 10, 2012

by Kelly DiNardo, Glamour



Yes, some common daily beverages pack the calorie count of serious junk food! Back in 2010, experts reported that women were downing 56 percent more calories a day from drinks than they had been 30 years ago. Now a new study from Purdue University tells us why: Researchers found that when subjects ate solid food, they mentally registered the calories they were taking in-but when they drank a liquid form of the same food, they didn't. "We often equate consumption with chewing, not drinking," explains Joan Salge Blake, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. But guess what: Calories are calories, whether you chew 'em or chug! Check it out.




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