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Food for thought - smoothies and juices

These drinks may be packed full of fruit and veg, but are they as healthy as they seem?

Naked Berry Veggie smoothie in a bottle
Naked Berry Veggie
This contains beetroot and carrot and has a lower sugar content than some smoothies – but at 17.1g it still has more than half the recommended daily sugar intake.
  • Calories 89kcal
  • Sugar 17.1g
  • Salt 0.1g
  • Protein 1.6g
  • Fat 0g
Bottle of Glaceau Vitamin Water Power-C
Glaceau Vitamin Water Power-C
With no artificial colours and all natural flavours this drink is a source of vitamin C and zinc, which help the immune system to function.
  • Calories 65kcal
  • Sugar 15g
  • Salt 0g
  • Protein 0g
  • Fat 0g
Bottle of Innocent Super Smoothie Energise
Innocent Super Smoothie Energise
This smoothie may claim to count as two of your five a day but one 250ml serving contains a whopping six teaspoons of sugar.
  • Calories 149kcal
  • Sugar 25g
  • Salt 0g
  • Protein 1.5g
  • Fat 2.3g
Carton of Vita Coco 100% Natural Coconut Water
Vita Coco 100% Natural Coconut Water
Fat and gluten free, this is a source of potassium, which helps lowers blood pressure by balancing the negative effects of salt.
  • Calories 45kcal
  • Sugar 13g
  • Salt 0.25g
  • Protein 0g
  • Fat 0g
Bottle of Tropicana Trop 50 Orange
Tropicana Trop 50 Orange
Boasting more than half the calories and sugar content of pure orange juice this is OJ blended with water and stevia leaf extract.
  • Calories 32kcal
  • Sugar 5.8g
  • Salt 0g
  • Protein 0.5g
  • Fat 0g
Bottle of VitHit Apple Lean and Green
VitHit Apple Lean and Green
Designed as a dieting aid, this low-calorie vitamin drink contains no added sugar or preservatives, and is a source of vitamins B1, B6 and B12.
  • Calories 7.1 kcal
  • Sugar 1.3g
  • Salt 0.02g
  • Protein 0g
  • Fat 0g

Figures stated above are sourced from tesco.com. Statistics relate to the following servings: 150ml Tropicana Trop 50 Orange, 100ml Vitamin Hit Apple Lean and Green, 250ml Innocent Super Smoothie Energise, 250ml Naked Berry Veggie, 250ml Vita Coco 100% Natural Coconut Water, and 500ml Glaceau Vitamin Water Power-C.