Tuesday, May 25, 2010

How to "K"now how many teaspoons of surgar are in your drink

As long as you have a lable on your drink, this is a quick, easy approximate way to know how many tsps of surgar you are loading up on when you "just have a Coke".
The math is pretty easy.  Just take the total number of grams of surgar (remember a bottle of something usually has two servings), and divide it by 4.  This will give you a close enough estimate to think about making a healthier choice.
Lets look a four different beverages or sizes:
  • 12oz can of Coke=30.9g or approx 10 tsp of surgar
  • McDonalds large Coke=86g or 21 tsp of surgar
Or maybe you would like to go "healthy":
  • Jamba Juice original size Bannana Berry=84g or 21 tsp of surgar
  • Snapple Peach Ice Tea=48g or 12 tsp of surgar
I know, I know many people would say, "I dont need to count calories in my drink, I only have one Coke a day". But consider that if you have a large Coke at McDonalds that is approx 1/6th your total recommended daily calories for the day.
Hmmm..what to do with the rest of the calories...maybe a quick stop by Jamba Juice for a snack before lunch.

1 comment:

  1. Hard to believe that my favorite...Snapple peach ice tea is that full of sugar...its just not fair!