Stop Drinking These 10 Beverages That Are Essentially Pure Sugar


A typical 12-ounce (355 mL) can of soda can contain around 39 grams of sugar, which is equivalent to about 9 teaspoons.

Fruit Punch:

Many commercially available fruit punch drinks contain a significant amount of added sugars.

Iced Tea:

Bottled or prepackaged iced teas that are sweetened with sugar can also be high in added sugars.

Energy Drinks:

Excessive consumption of energy drinks can contribute to sugar intake beyond recommended levels.

Coffee Drinks:

Choose plain coffee or opt for unsweetened flavorings to reduce sugar intake.

Sports Drinks:

While sports drinks may be beneficial for athletes engaging in prolonged, vigorous physical activity.

Dairy Alternatives:

Flavored and sweetened dairy alternatives like chocolate milk and sweetened almond milk can contain significant amounts of added sugars.

Coffee Blends

Frozen coffee blends, such as frappuccinos and coffee milkshakes, are often high in added sugars due to the addition of flavored syrup.

Fruit Smoothies:

While fruit smoothies can be a nutritious option when made with whole fruits, those made with fruit juices, sweetened yogurt.

Alcoholic Mixers:

Alcoholic beverages mixed with sugary mixers like sodas, juices, and syrups can be high in added sugars.

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