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The Unexpected Pantry Staple To Sweeten Up Your Smoothie
By Camryn Teder
While green smoothies are healthy, they often come with a not-so-pleasant taste. Fortunately, there's one pantry staple that can help you get the most out of a green smoothie — or any fruit smoothie you want to sweeten up.
Sometimes, the difference between a mundane and sweet-tasting smoothie is a bit of sea salt. This works because the SGLT1 receptor cells on the tastebuds can guide sugars into the body more easily when sodium is present.
One important distinction to make is in the type of salt you use. Dietitian Jillian Tuchman, MS, RD, stated you should "never use table salt, which is overly processed and bleached,” so stick to sea salt when making smoothies.