Sugar Loaded Drinks
You are probably as guilty as we are. I have to admit that I have had my fair share of a few of these sugary drinks myself. It is all in moderation and timing.
With that said, have you ever looked on the back of your drink label. I was floored to see just how much sugar that there was in just one single serving, and many of these bottles holds 2 or more servings. I find that some of these are so sweet that they leave you even more thirsty than before too. These below are some of the top offenders.
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This is one of the most popular non-soda drinks out there, and they are everywhere! Look closely at the nutritional label, you’ll see some astounding facts. First of all, there are 3 servings in every can. You may not have realized that one can is not one serving, and who saves 2/3 of an open can? That means triple the sugar (approx. 45 grams) & triple the calories (150-270 per can).
Starbucks Bottled Mocha Frappuccino
These small bottles of “coffee” are far from the cup of joe you are getting in-store. Packed with sugar (over 30 grams), some saturated fat, and calories, this drink is sure to put a halt to your weight loss goals.
Snapple Ice Tea
They may claim that Snapple is made “from the best stuff on earth” but if you take a look at the bottle’s label, you’ll find that might not be the case. Like Arizona Iced Tea, the nutritional label shows the amounts for one serving, but the bottle is two! A 16oz bottle weighs in at 160 calories and 39 grams of sugar.
The lactose in plain milk gives it a higher sugar content than you might expect—about 20 grams in a 12-ounce serving. But the flavored varieties really rack up the sugar count. Banana strawberry flavored milk has 255 calories, 43 grams of carbohydrates and 42 grams of sugar. Vanilla milk has similar nutrition facts, as does strawberry.
Flavored milks do contain solid amounts of protein, but they’re probably more suitable for post-workout recovery drink than a staple drink with every meal.
Energy drinks can shock your system with a colossal amount of caffeine and sugar to wake you up or keep you alert, but you’ll likely end up crashing hard and find yourself feeling worse than you did before.
Most energy drinks are nutritionally equivalent to soda—with more caffeine. A 12-ounce serving of one popular energy drink contains 160 calories, 42 grams of carbohydrates and 41 grams of sugar. Another has 210 calories, 46 grams of carbohydrates and 46 grams of sugar. Yikes!
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