Revealing how much sugar is in processed foods & drinks
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How Much Sugar is in Coke?
Did you know that weather is what affects Coca-Cola sales the most? The higher the temperature, the higher the sales. Back to business. This is how much sugar is in Coca-Cola, or Coke, or KO if you like the stock market.
A 20 fl oz. (591ml) bottle of Coca-Cola contains the equivalent of:
16 1/4 tsp. of sugar65g of sugar (2.5 times the amount recommended per day by the @who)28 sugar cubes
Even though the product has so much sugar, Coca-Cola has been one of the first companies to adopt the new standard obligating beverage companies to show the amount of sugar in their products in percentage form. Because of that, now you can clearly see on nutrition labels percentages above 100% of the daily recommended sugar value. Likewise, you will see this soon with other drinks like Gatorade.
Remember: The maximum daily sugar intake recommended by the WHO is 25g / 6 tsp. / 11 sugar cubes.
How Much Sugar is in Starbucks Venti Caramel Macchiato
Did you quit soft drinks because they have too much sugar? If you visit Starbucks frequently, you are probably adding even more sugar to your drinks. This beverage contains more sugar than a can of Coke. This is how much sugar is in Starbucks Venti Caramel Macchiato:
10 tsp. of sugar42g of sugar (Tall=25g; Grande=33g)18 sugar cubes
In contrast, regular black coffee has zero calories whereas a Starbucks Venti Caramel Macchiato has 310 calories (2% milk). If you drink coffee for the energy boost that caffeine gives you, then try the authentic Italian way: drink espresso. It's an acquired taste, but maybe you like it after a few tries. It's worth a shot!
Macchiato means “stained”. A coffee with just a dash of milk. You can find more information about Starbucks beverages' nutritional values here.
REMEMBER: The max. daily sugar intake recommended by the World Health Organization is 25g / 6 tsp. / 11 sugar cubes.
How Much Sugar is in Heinz Ketchup?
How much sugar is in Heinz ketchup? Here is what so many people have asked us about! Check whether you use more ketchup than the recommended serving size. We do.
This bottle of Heinz ketchup contains the equivalent of: 23 tsp. of sugar, 92g of sugar or 40 sugar cubes.
Likewise, per serving (1 tbsp.), it contains: 1 tsp. of sugar, 4g of sugar or two sugar cubes.
Ketchup fun facts:
Created by Heinz in 1869.The original ketchup, known as Catsup, did not contain tomatoes. Check sugar in Campbell's Tomato soup.You can use ketchup to restore the glow to your pots and pans since the acid in ketchup removes the tarnish.Ketchup is one of the few packaged foods that does not use preservatives
For more interesting information about Heinz, check their Wikipedia page.
How Much Sugar is in Gatorade?
Do you frequently buy sport drinks? This is how much sugar is in Gatorade.
It makes sense that sports drinks like Gatorade contain sugar; after all, it’s sugar that provides carbs to give our muscles fuel. However, water is the best option unless we’re doing high-intensity workouts for longer than 45 minutes.
If you choose to consume sports drinks, pay attention to the serving sizes. When you’re panting after a sprint on a hot summer day, it’s easy to down an entire bottle of liquid. This bottle of Gatorade is 2.5 servings though, and contains over twice as much of the sugar we should consume in a day.
Another option is to mix the Gatorade with water; that way, you get some of its benefits without all of its sugar.
Now you know how much sugar is in Gatorade Green Apple. If you want to know how much sugar is in Starbucks' Caramel Macchiato click here. For Naked smoothies, click here, and for BBQ sauce, click here.
*After the 2019 FDA regulations, one bottle will be one serving, like in Coke. As a result, this will make it easier for people to know how much sugar they are having.
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Added Sugar in Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
We all know chocolate derivatives have added sugar, but how much? This is how much added sugar is in Hershey's Chocolate Syrup.
Ingredients of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, cocoa, sugar and some preservatives and artificial flavors. Remember labels show ingredients in order of predominance, with the ingredients used in the greatest amount first.
People eat less regular sugar (white sugar you add at home) than 40 years ago, but the overall consumption of sugars is much higher than it was 40 years ago. This is because sugar is added in any of its forms to almost every processed meal you have. It is one of the main causes of non-communicable diseases that kill so many people every year.
One serving (1 tbsp) of Hershey’s Chocolate syrup contains the equivalent of: 10g of sugar, 2 1/2 tsp of sugar or 4 sugar cubes.
Don’t miss the fact that the label states “FAT-FREE”. Don't get caught by these buzz-words. For more information, check Hershey's website by clicking here.
How Much Sugar is in Chobani's Greek Yogurt?
Let's see how much sugar is in Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt. This is an example of how non-fat products aren't always healthier alternatives.
When food companies take the fat out of their products, the flavor goes away with it. Therefore, they oftentimes dump loads of sugar into the products to account for this. The result is actually worse for our bodies than eating the fat that was originally present. Be aware of instances like this and remember: everything in moderation.
Likewise, don't be fooled by health-food buzzwords like organic, natural, non-fat, or no sugar added. This doesn't mean it's necessarily healthier for you.
There are 15g of sugar in Chobani Greek yogurt, or about 7 sugar cubes. The nutrition label states that one yogurt provides 24% of the protein you need daily and 60% of the sugar.
How Much Sugar is in GoLean Cereal?
With the words "GO LEAN" written across the box, you'd think it'd be a healthy food. You'd be wrong. This is how much sugar is in Go Lean Cereal.
With five sugar cubes, one serving of this cereal has almost half of the maximum amount of sugar per day recommended by the WHO (11 sugar cubes), while the entire package contains 34 cubes (77g). This amount of sugar in Go Lean Cereal isn't a coincidence. This also occurs with cereals not necessarily labeled as "healthy" like Lucky Charms.
What are some good breakfast alternatives? Try making your own granola with oats, nuts, unsweetened dried fruits, etc. Whole pieces of fruit, oatmeal, avocado toast, eggs, and natural yogurt are also good options.
We recommend you to check the World Health Organization website every so often.
How Much Sugar is in Blue Diamond Almond Milk?
Almonds contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are the super-food of snacks. However, their flavor isn't outstanding. It's actually very neutral. They don't taste sweet, spicy, sour or salty. Because of that, most industrial products derived from almonds contain sugar. So, how much added sugar is in Blue Diamond almond milk?
1 serving (1 cup/240ml) contains the equivalent of:
1 3/4 tsp. of sugar7g of sugar3 sugar cubes
At Sneakysugar.org we recommend you to read the labels as frequently as you can. Here, cane sugar is the second ingredient listed. Always check products that may seem very healthy at first sight, like Chobani's non-fat Greek yogurt. If you love almond milk, but want to avoid added sugar, Blue Diamond also has an unsweetened version.
How Much Sugar is in Blue Diamond Almond Milk?
Many dieters use jello desserts as a sweet treat when they are trying to lose weight, but is it a smart option? How much sugar is in JELL-O?
JELL-O is 86% sugar. Consequently, it is good example of food that fills you up adding many calories, but almost zero nutrients. Therefore, this is why people call them "empty calories".
One serving has the equivalent of 19g of sugar, or 4 3/4 tsp. of sugar.
The package states "No artificial sweeteners, no High Fructose Corn Syrup, same grate taste". How is this possible? Because they added regular sugar.
Jell-o has the sugar-free option if you are interested. But remember that its sweet taste will come through artificial sweeteners, like in Coke Zero.
Maybe you want to learn more about artificial sweeteners by reading this post from the Harvard Medical School: "Artificial sweeteners: sugar-free, but at what cost?"
How Much Sugar is in Dannon DanActive?
Another example of “eating buzzwords.” Danone had to pay $45 million in 2010 for misleading advertising. It claimed “immunity, scientifically proven, and clinically” on this product, which hadn’t ever been proved. If you go to danactive.com you’ll see a big claim: “HELPS SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM*.” (Note the asterisk). This is what they were obligated to type as a consequence of the lawsuit.
The asterisk redirects you to this message:
“When consumed regularly as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle”.
This means that your defenses don’t need DanActive (neither does your pocket), but the balanced diet and #healthy lifestyle. You could apply that statement to having Gatorade, breakfast cereal or non-fat yogurt. Everything would seem to help you as long as your diet is balanced. This is because your diet is what actually helps you, not these products.
#DontGetFooled by buzzwords
One DanActive contains the equivalent of: •13g of sugar •3 1/4 tsp. of sugar •6 sugar cubes This means that for the same amount of liquid, this product would have 27% more #sugar than Coke.
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How Much Sugar is in Pop-Tarts?
Easy to overeat, they give you nutrition facts for just 1 pastry, while two of them come in every package. What are you supposed to do with the second pastry? Exactly, you eat both of them.
If you are having this for breakfast, don’t expect a boost of energy for the day because the nutritional value is very poor. This is an industrial product that you can eat, but can we call it food?
Sold as “These babies are frosted and sprinkled and have plenty of strawberry-flavored goodness, so each bite is loaded with all the tasty bells and whistles”. Remember: good products don’t need this kind of messages.
✅Alternatives for breakfast: whole fruit, oatmeal, natural yogurt, toast with blended tomato on top, scrambled eggs, etc.
Each pastry (remember 2 of them come in every package) contains the equivalent of:
17g of sugar (34g)4 1/2 tsp. of sugar (9 tsp)7 sugar cubes (14 sugar cubes)
How Much Sugar is in Vitamin Water?
With words like “vitamin” and “water,” who would guess that one bottle surpasses the maximum recommended daily sugar intake? For flavored water, try infusing plain water with fresh fruit (lemons, limes, oranges) or vegetables (cucumbers) and skipping the sugar.
1 serving = 1 bottle (16.9 fl oz.) equals almost 7 tsp. of sugar, 27g, or 12 sugar cubes. The three first ingredients are: Water, Crystalline fructose (sugar) and Cane sugar.
Fact: on a product label, the ingredients are listed in order of predominance, with the ingredients used in the greatest amount first.
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How Much Sugar is in Lucky Charms?
Marketing geniuses made parents think sugary “cereals” were a healthy option for their kids. When you really look into it, you can find that one package of Lucky Charms contains 17g of sugar. This equals 68% of the maximum daily recommended intake by the WHO. Whether you believe it or not, this is something that happens with pretty much all processed breakfast cereal. Even with those labeled as "healthy" like Kashi Go Lean cereal.
Rolled whole oats without further processing would be a good alternative.
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