The primary source of added sugar in our diets is from sugary drinks. It can be crazy to find out exactly how much sugar there is in some of these drinks. When you are eating and drinking do you consider that the drink you choose might have as many calories as the meal itself?
People often put together images that show the amount of sugar. You can see some in the gallery below.
Frequently drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with weight gain/obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney diseases, non-alcoholic liver disease, tooth decay and cavities, and gout, a type of arthritis
Other names for Sugar
There are many different names for sugar that you may notice on the label for drinks. Each of these names essentially means “sugar” and you should add it to your daily sugar total!
- Corn syrup
- Fruit juice concentrates
- High-fructose corn syrup
Water, unsweetened beverages, soda water, occasional juices, milk. These are all great alternatives! I hope you take notice of hidden sugars and find ways to avoid them!