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Jane451 said on 19 June 2012

I, like many, many others, would like to know the scientific research and reasoning behing your (i.e. the NHS) claims that fruit smoothies can only count as 2 of 5 a day fruit portions. The 'sugar being bad for teeth' thing may be true, but it is not a valid scientific argument why smoothies can't count for more portions. If I put 200g of strawberries, an avocado, a papaya, and a glass of apple juice in a blender, the resulting smoothie will contain about 6 portions of fruit. Please explain to me why, if I drink it all, I should not count it as such.