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What are the best vegetables for me to put into my smoothie?

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Vegetables are a good source of nutrients and fiber. They're also low in sugar. That can help keep your blood sugar in check. Consider adding:

  • Leafy greens, which provide B vitamins and iron. Your body uses these to make blood cells. Spinach, kale, and romaine lettuce are good options.
  • Carrot or pumpkin, naturally sweet fruits that are high in vitamin A.
  • Avocado, which is technically a fruit. It's also high in heart-healthy fats.

SOURCES:

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Blueberry Blast Smoothie,” “Mango Carrot Ginger Smoothie,” “Tips to Build a Better Smoothie.”

Cleveland Clinic: “6 Tips for Smoothies When You Have Cancer.”

FDA: “Food Safety for People with Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cancer Causes: Popular Myths About the Causes of Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment.”

National Foundation for Cancer Research: “Green Goddess: Healthy Anti-Cancer Smoothie Recipe.”

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: “The Power of Protein Smoothies for Pancreatic Cancer Patients.”

Penn Medicine OncoLink: “Protein Needs During Cancer Treatment.”

Stanford Health Care: “Tips for Making Smoothies and Shakes.”

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “How to Make a Healthier Smoothie.”

University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Rainbow Smoothie.”

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on December 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Blueberry Blast Smoothie,” “Mango Carrot Ginger Smoothie,” “Tips to Build a Better Smoothie.”

Cleveland Clinic: “6 Tips for Smoothies When You Have Cancer.”

FDA: “Food Safety for People with Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cancer Causes: Popular Myths About the Causes of Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment.”

National Foundation for Cancer Research: “Green Goddess: Healthy Anti-Cancer Smoothie Recipe.”

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: “The Power of Protein Smoothies for Pancreatic Cancer Patients.”

Penn Medicine OncoLink: “Protein Needs During Cancer Treatment.”

Stanford Health Care: “Tips for Making Smoothies and Shakes.”

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “How to Make a Healthier Smoothie.”

University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Rainbow Smoothie.”

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on December 11, 2019

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