Smoothie Boosters - or Busters?

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Smoothie Boosters - or Busters?

Powdered acidophilus
Helps maintain the balance of intestinal "flora," which promotes healthy bacteria that fight "bad" bacteria in the gut. The powder form provides a much higher concentration of the desired organisms than yogurt or acidophilus milk. Always follow label recommendations.

Smoothie Busters

Lecithin
No proof to the claims of improved memory and reduced risk of atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease; a balanced diet provides all the lecithin we need.

Bee pollen
Not the "good source of B vitamins" it's hyped to be.

Chromium picolinate
There's no evidence that this supplement aids weight loss, stabilizes blood sugar, treats hypoglycemia, lowers cholesterol or improves blood fats.

Royal jelly
Touted as a concentrated protein and mineral source -- but there's no need for this pricey bee product in human diets.

Spirulina and/or chlorella (freshwater algae)
As a supposed source of protein and trace minerals, it's expensive and unnecessary.

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