Added sugars have become the bane of our modern diet and drinking sugar has become the easiest way to over-indulge.
We have taken this opportunity to bring to notice a small database of the sugar amounts in certain drinks.
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If the drink states that the sugar level is zero, then be sure that the product is laced with artificial sweeteners ( Splenda, aspartame, stevia, or acesulfame potassium).
Certain juices and drinks have so much sugar that it was alleged to contribute to the obesity and type 2 diabetes crisis the world was experiencing. Most manufacturers took notice of this and formulated zero sugar alternatives, which proved to be much more popular.
The Health Concerns Of Sugar In Drinks
Americans are estimated to consume approximately 150 pounds of refined sugars annually. The American Heart Association stated that consumers should not consume more than 24 gms or 6 teaspoons (women) or 36 gms or 9 teaspoons (male) of refined sugars in a day.
Most Americans are consuming much more than that and are reaping the health consequences of consuming massive amounts of sugar in their food and drinks.
Some of the health issues linked with it are- Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Heart diseases, Gum disease, Cancer, and Tooth decay.
A recent study has found that it was decreasing for the first time in several decades. Americans consumed 16.8% of their calories from refined sugars between 1999 and 2004, but between 2005 and 2010 this amount decreased to 14.9%. This also corresponds to the decline in soda sales over the same time period.
Hopefully, people are getting the “less sugar is better” message and consuming drinks with less sugar and more plain water.
Another study done by Macquarie University discovered that sugar and caffeine when combined and fed to rats, produced lasting changes to brain chemistry.
The Top 10 Drink Brands With The Most Sugar
We have collected several brands and have brought to you the top 10 brands that contain the most sugar, from the least to the highest.
#1 Hype Energy Drink
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8.46 oz of Hype Energy Drink contains 108 calories and 25gms of sugar, which is more than 6 teaspoons of sugar in a can.
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12 oz of Sprite has 140 calories and 38 gms of sugar, which is almost equal to 9 teaspoons of sugar in a can.
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Coca-Cola Cherry of 12 oz contains 140 calories and 42 gms of sugar, while the Vanilla version has 150 calories and 42 gms of sugar. The Classic version has 140 calories and 39 gms of sugar in every can.
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12 oz of Fanta contains 160 calories and 44 gms of sugar which is equal to 11 teaspoons of sugar, in it.
#5 Sun Drop Soda
12 oz of Sun Drop soda contains 170 calories and 45 gms of sugar in a can. The Orange soda contains 160 calories and 44 gms of sugar.
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The Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino contains 300 calories and has 47 gms of sugar in it. The Grande Caffe Mocha has 370 calories and 35 gms of sugar while the Starbucks Bottled Iced Coffee contains 240 calories but has a whooping 48 gms of sugar in it, which is almost equal to 12 teaspoons.
#7 Mountain Dew
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16 oz of Mountain Dew Amp contains 220 calories and 58 gms of sugar. The Spark version has 170 calories and 55 gms of sugar while the Classic version has 170 calories and 46 gms of sugar.
#8 Rockstar Boom
16 oz of Rockstar Boom contains 280 calories and 66 gms of sugar in it, which is more than 16 teaspoons of sugar.
The Original version of Rockstar contains 250 calories and 63 gms of sugar while the Rockstar Halo Infinite contains 250 calories and 61 gms of sugar.
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#9 Tropicana Twister Soda
20 oz of Tropicana Twister Soda contains 320 calories and has 87.5 gms of sugar in it, which is almost equal to 22 teaspoons of sugar.
#10 McDonald’s McCafe Mocha
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16 oz of Mcdonald’s McCafe Mocha contains a massive 380 calories and has 52 gms of sugar in it, which is equal to 13 teaspoons of sugar in one serving.
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