1 Can of Soda Equals 3.25 Donuts

Soda, sports drinks, energy drinks and fruit juices are labeled as sugar-sweetened beverages… and when it comes to your health, they’re anything but sweet. Sugar-sweetened beverages contain tons of calories and tend to lack any nutrients, and the amount of sugar in drinks like these? It’s shocking. Sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes and an array of other negative health effects like liver disease, gout and tooth decay. In fact, men who drink at least one sugary beverage a day have a 20% higher risk of having or dying from a heart attack. Women who consume at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day have a 75% higher risk of gout.

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SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGE CALORIES SUGAR (IN GRAMS) SUGAR PACKETS
Can of soda (12 oz.) 160 39 grams 10 packets
Bottle of soda (20 oz.) 256 65 grams 16 packets
1-liter bottle of soda 400 108 grams 27 packets
Sports drink (20 oz.) 130 34 grams 9 packets
Energy drink (16 oz.) 248 62 grams 16 packets
Juice box (6.75 oz.) 70 18 grams 5 packets

 

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