Sugar Amounts In Drinks Think Before You Drink

Sugar Amounts In Drinks, Think Before You Drink

Think before you drink. Packed with sugar! Makes you think twice about a Gin and Dry Lemon. Flavored and vitamin waters are often thought to be a healthier option,but look at the sugar content,scary

I think the water one is a reflection as there should be no sugar in it.  But what surprises me is that Mtn Dew isn’t healthier then Red Bull.   I mean they are both unhealthy, but I thought Red Bull would be the worst .

Through a combination of marketing, convenience and supermarket special offers, sugary drinks have become part of the daily routine for so many of us, yet we remain oblivious to the damage they are doing to our health.

Looking at this picture alone was enough for me to kick my Coca Cola habit. It has had such an effect on me that when I’m in a restaurant, shop or just at home I always stick to water or tea, if I’m having an alcoholic drink I make sure the mixer is sugar free. Worryingly, before I saw this picture I was unaware of the amount of sugar in the drinks I regularly consumed. Obviously I knew having a can of Coke contained sugar but until I saw exactly how much it had never hit home.

I’m sure you will also be shocked to look at the amount of sugar contained in our favourite drinks, one of the worst culprits being Coke which contains approximately 9 sugar cubes. But beware if switching from Coke to fruit juices as these contain an unhealthy dose of the white stuff.

A diet high in sugar can lead to serious health risks, including higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

If the picture hasn’t scared you off sugar for good then the next facts will leave a sickly taste in your mouth:

Currently 1 in 3 UK adults are pre-diabetic because of their high blood sugar levels, and are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Almost 25% of adults, 10% of 4-5 year olds and nearly 20% of 10-11 year old in England are obese
Treating obesity and its associated risks is a massive burden on the NHS costing over £5bn every year
Do you agree with Government’s plan to impose a sugar tax? Do you think it will help people to cut back on how much sugar they consume?

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