Consuming too many beverages containing sugar or high fructose corn syrup can lead to life threatening diseases. Most people would never eat 10-32 tsp of sugar at one time, but many people think nothing of drinking beverages containing that much sugar and high fructose corn syrup every day. To improve our health, most of our fluids should come from water or other beverages that do not have these sugars. Do your body a favor: pick up a glass of water today!

 

Sugar or High fructose Corn Syrup in Common Beverages

12 oz can of Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, Dr Pepper, or other regular soda – 10 tsp. sugar

20 oz bottle soda – 16 tsp sugar

44 oz Big Gulp – 32 tsp sugar

20 oz Vitamin Water – 8.5 tsp sugar

12 oz Fruit punch – 11 tsp. sugar

20 oz Minute Maid Lemonade – 17 tsp. sugar

16 oz Rock Star Energy Drink – 15 tsp sugar

8.3 oz can Red Bull Energy Drink – 9 tsp. sugar

24 oz Arizona Lemon Ice Tea – 18 tsp. sugar

16 oz orange juice – 12 tsp sugar

16 oz Chocolate Milk – 14 tsp sugar