Sugar In Coke – Rethink Your Drink
Today we’re talking about sugar in coke and sugar content in drinks, the shocking truth about them and why you should rethink your drink.
Liquid Calories are one of the BIGGEST culprits and setbacks for a woman to lose weight….and a big reason why they gain weight. By thinking it’s just one little drink or not realizing that 1 actually turns into 4….they are typically astonished at what’s actually in it.
Did you know….1 soda per day increases your risk of diabetes by 26 percent? How much do you drink per day?
By the year 2050….1 in 3 will have diabetes by the 2050…1 in 3.
There was a Nurses Health Study that tracked the health of almost 90,000 women over two decades which found that women who drank more than two servings of sugary beverage each day had a 40 percent higher risk of heart attacks or death from heart disease than women who rarely drank sugary beverages.
1 Can of soda increases your risk of heart attack by 20% and increases your risk of developing diabetes by 67%
30% of the population is obese and almost half of the population is sick in one form or the other.
Soda is the cigarettes of the 20th century…..and it’s gonna kill you.
Addiction to sugar is a reality.
There was a study done and 94 percent of rats who were allowed to choose between sugar water and cocaine, chose sugar. Even rats who were addicted to cocaine quickly switched to sugar, once it was offered as a choice. The rats were also more willing to work for sugar than for cocaine.
Ok Ladies, Lean In….I want you to really listen to this…because it’s gonna be important to hear it BEFORE what you are about to see.
According to the American Heart Association…..The Daily allowance of sugar should be 6 tsp (25 g or 100 calories) for women and 9 tsp per day 36 grams , 150 calories for men.
Unfortunately, Americans are consuming 22 and 30 teaspoons of the sweet stuff each day.
That’s almost 4 times the amount for women!!
So if a label says it has 20 grams of sugar and there’s 4 grams of sugar in 1 tbsp…. That means that in those 20 grams…. 5 teaspoons is sugar, and about 80 calories of it comes from sugar
Let’s take a closer look ….
The amount of sugar in a can of coca cola is : 39 g ( 8 table spoons)
If it’s a 20 oz bottle there is 65 grams ( 11 tablespoons)
And 1 liter/ day = 108 grams ( 21.6 tablespoons).
No? Oh …you drink Ice Tea Instead??
Iced Tea: 48 grams of sugar = 9.7 tablespoons (500 ml)
What the alternative is (link to cream soda)
Sugar Content In Each
COCA COLA 12 oz (355 ml) Can Sugars, total: 39g Calories, total: 140 Calories from sugar: 140*
20 oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 65g Calories, total: 240 Calories from sugar: 240
1 Liter (34 oz) Bottle Sugars, total: 108g Calories, total: 400 Calories from sugar: 400 * You’ll notice that if you do the math on.
MOUNTAIN DEW – * A 20 oz bottle of Mountain Dew has 77 grams of Sugar. * There are around 15 Teaspoons of Sugar in a 20 oz Mountain Dew. * In addition Mountain Dew has about 40% more Caffeine than Coke. * A 24 oz Sweet Tea has 72 grams of Sugar.
APPLE JUICE –
250 ml (8.4 oz) = 30 grams of sugar
Capri-Sun orange juice – which is packed in space-age freeze packs aimed at children – contains 10.8g of sugar per 100ml, while cartons of 5 Alive have up to 13g of sugar packed into each 100ml.
The next time you are craving pop/coca cola….grab yourself the sugar…pour it into a cup and THIS is what you are about to ingest.
Oh but you drink diet pop? Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia LEt’s not forget about the chemicals in it.
The sugars that are in these drinks mostly come from high fructose corn syrup.
High fructose corn syrup blocks a chemical called leptin…which is the way your fat tells your brain i’m full.
You are more likely to eat an extra 100 calories of food because of it.
Mercury in your body
It’s a big red flag for poor quality food
Including the study from Princeton that found high-fructose corn syrup caused significantly higher obesity rates in lab animals compared to table sugar — even when the amount of calories from table sugar exceeded the calories from corn syrup. You aren’t confused about what you know.
Here are a few other deceptive names of HFCS that you should look out for: maize syrup, glucose syrup, glucose/fructose syrup, tapioca syrup, fruit fructose and crystalline fructose.fructose, fructose syrup
Box will say no high fructose corn syrup but it will be hiding under the name fructose
Make sure to check the list of ingredients for all of these variations: high-fructose corn syrup, natural corn syrup, isolated fructose, maize (a native word for corn) syrup, glucose/fructose syrup and tapioca syrup (not from corn, but also fructose).
What is the difference between corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup?
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is any of a group of corn syrups which have undergone enzymatic processing in order to increase their fructose content and are then mixed with pure corn syrup (100% glucose) to reach their final form. Corn Syrup is a viscous, sweet syrup produced by breaking down (hydrolyzing) cornstarch, either by heating it with a dilute acid or by combining it with enzymes. Cornstarch, or cornflour, is the starch of the maize grain, commonly known as corn
Low Fat Craze in the 80’s/90s
Sugar in the 80’s the low fat craze and since they needed it to taste better , the
Iced Tea – 32 Grams /Lipton – 8 oz – 18 grams
Pepsi – According to Pepsi, there are 69 grams of sugar in a 20-ounce bottle of Pepsi. When converted, that is about 13.8 teaspoons of sugar in each 20-ounce serving
Milk – 2% 12 g
Juice without the fiber…you might as well be drinking a coke
Tonic Water – 23 grams
Unsweetened apple juice 30 grams.