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23
June
2012

Sugar In Popular Drinks

Would you put 13 sachets of sugar in your tea or coffee? You’ll be shocked to discover that’s the amount of sugar in several drinks regularly consumed by you and by children. Shown above is the amount of sugar in some common drinks. They’re listed from left to right in order of the amount of sugar per 100ml. These drinks were once used as occasional treats, as sports performance boosting drinks or as energy drinks given to those recovering in hospital. Through marketing, easy availability and low costs, some of these sugar filled drinks have become part of the daily routine for millions of adults and children all over the world. In my late teens and early 20’s I was very overweight and would consume a 1.5litre bottle of one of these brands every day. It wasn’t the cause of being overweight but certainly contributed.

Im not saying you shouldn’t drink these products, but you should know what you’re consuming or giving to your children, then make an informed decision. In my opinion these drinks could be ok when taken sparingly, in the right portion size and in moderation. Taken before or during exercise some of these drinks can boost your sporting performance – thats what some were originally designed for. You can find out more on how to boost your sporting performance by reading an article Ive written: Nutrition & Hydration for Training. Please like my Facebook page to be kept informed on lots of other health & fitness tips and feel free to share this photo.

 

Club Orange:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 13g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 500ml Bottle = 65g

Mountain Dew:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 12g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 500ml Bottle = 60g
Mountain Dew contains caffeine is an Energy Drink and has 90mg of caffeine per 500ml Bottle

7up:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 11.2g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 500ml Bottle = 56g

Redbull:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 11g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 355ml Can = 39.05g
Red Bull contains caffeine is an Energy Drink and has 113.6mg of caffeine per 355ml Can

Coca Cola:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 10.6g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 500ml Bottle = 53g
Coca Cola contains caffeine is an Energy Drink and has 48.48mg of caffeine per 500ml Bottle

Ribena:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 10.5g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 288ml Carton = 30.2g

Capri Sun:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 10g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 200ml Pack = 20g

Lucozade:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 8.7g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 380ml = 33.06g
Lucozade contains caffeine is an Energy Drink and has 46mg of caffeine per 380ml Bottle

Innocent OJ:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 7.9g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 330ml = 26.07g

Starbucks Whole Milk Grande Latte:

Carbohydrates of which sugar per 100ml = 3.8g
Carbohydrates of which sugar per 473ml = 18g
Latte contains caffeine is an Energy Drink and has 150mg of caffeine per 473ml cup

author: Andy Kenny

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gary

Hi Andy, i like your information, I’m always telling people about the sugar and salts in drinks, thats why I created vithit, which you may know if very low in sugar (4gms), less than 35 cals and has 100% RDA of 8 vitamins. Well done on an informative website. cheers Gary

Karla

Super interesting!!

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