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Ask Tufts Experts January 2007 Issue

Q: A friend recently suggested I take Greens First, which claims to have the “antioxidant power of over 10 servings of fruits and vegetables in every scoop.” Have any tests been reported indicating that such a product would really be as effective an antioxidant as 10 servings? Is there any evidence that fruits and vegetables “juiced and then spray-dried at low temperature” are as beneficial as or almost as good as the fruits and vegetables themselves?

Answer :  Dehydrated, powdered, juiced and “spraydried” fruit and vegetable products can never deliver all the nutritional value of the original produce. Even if a product has the same amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients as a daily diet of fruits and vegetables, you’re missing the fiber and other benefits of eating whole foods. You’re also not using fruits and vegetables to replace other, higher-calorie and high-fat foods in your diet. …

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