Published On: Jul 03 2014 06:40:56 AM CDTUpdated On: May 13 2015 02:00:00 AM CDT
Sugar has become public enemy No. 1 in the nutrition field -- doctors and public health advocates alike are "fed up" with the amount Americans are consuming. Take a look at how much sugar is in some of America's top-selling beverages compared with the sugar found in common sugary snacks.
Tea: Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng & Honey. A 23-ounce can of Arizona Green Tea contains 51 grams of sugar, which is about the same as can be found in 20 Hershey's Kisses.
Tea: Lipton Lemon Iced Tea. There are 32 grams of sugar in this 20-ounce bottle of iced tea. Each of these 12 Hershey's Kisses contains approximately 2.5 grams of sugar.
Juice smoothie: Bolthouse Farms Berry Boost. You'd consume 24 grams of sugar by drinking this Bolthouse Farms Berry Boost 15.2-ounce bottle -- or by eating six Chips Ahoy! cookies.
Juice smoothie: Naked Berry Blast. The 15.2-ounce bottle of Naked Berry Blast has 29 grams of sugar. Each of these eight Chips Ahoy! cookies contains about 3.6 grams of sugar.
Sports drink: Gatorade Thirst Quencher Cool Blue. This 32-ounce Gatorade bottle has 56 grams of sugar, the same that can be found in approximately five Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Sports drink: Powerade Mountain Berry Blast. Powerade's Mountain Berry Blast also has 56 grams of sugar. Each of these five Reese's cups contains about 11 grams of sugar.
Juice: SunnyD Original. A 16-ounce bottle of SunnyD Original contains 28 grams of sugar. Each of these six Oreos contains about 4.6 grams of sugar.
Milk: Silk Vanilla Soymilk. A glass of vanilla soymilk has about 8 grams of sugar, which is equal to the amount found in three Starbursts.
Milk: Silk Almond Milk Original. A glass of original almond milk contains 7 grams of sugar. Unsweetened almond milk has 0 grams.
Milk: Skim milk. An 8-ounce glass of skim milk has about 11 grams of sugar. A single Starburst candy has 2.7 grams.
Energy drink: Red Bull. Three-quarters of a cup of generic brand frosted flakes contains about 11 grams of sugar. This 16-ounce can of Red Bull has 52 grams of sugar.
Energy drink: Monster Energy. This 16-ounce can of Monster Energy has 54 grams of sugar. It contains the same amount of sugar as about 3.5 cups of frosted flakes.
Soda: Pepsi. A 20-ounce bottle of Pepsi contains 69 grams of sugar. Each Little Debbie Swiss Roll contains an estimated 13 grams of sugar.
Soda: Coca-Cola. A 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola Classic contains 65 grams of sugar, which is the same amount of sugar found in five Little Debbie Swiss Rolls.
Iced coffee: Starbucks Iced Flavored Latte. A Grande Starbucks Iced Flavored Latte with 2 percent milk and your choice of syrup has about 28 grams of sugar. The same amount of sugar is in 2.5 Krispy Kreme donuts.
Iced coffee: Dunkin' Donuts Iced Caramel Latte. A 16-ounce Dunkin' Donuts Iced Caramel Latte has 37 grams of sugar. Each Krispy Kreme donut has about 11 grams of sugar.
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