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How much sugar is in your favourite drink?

Clean, purified reverse osmosis water is one of the healthiest options for your daily hydration. But in a world filled with sugary temptations it's easy to get into a pattern or habit of going for the drink that will give you a quick energy boost. It's also normal to treat yourself sometimes to a delicious coffee or frappuccino or lemonade. However, I also like to be informed when making these choices so I don’t go overboard.

Here’s a breakdown of the sugar content of some common beverages: 

(4 grams sugar = 1 teaspoonof sugar) 

Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade

31 grams of sugar

7.5 tsp sugar

Java Chip Frappaccino

59 grams of sugar 

14.5 tsp sugar

Vanilla Latte

35 grams of sugar

8.5 tsp sugar

Coke (12oz)

39 grams of sugar

9.5 tsp sugar

Tonic water (12oz)

32 grams of sugar

8 tsp sugar

Why is it so important to limit your sugar intake?

  1. Sugar has no nutritional benefit- think empty calories!

  1.  Too much added sugar can lead to a variety of health problems including: 

  •  high blood sugar

  •  insulin resistance

  •  metabolic syndrome 

  •  dental issues such as cavities

  •  increased triglycerides

  •  obesity and type 2 diabetes

  1. Sugar converts easily into fat. If you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, taking in extra sugar in your drinks can impact your success. 

  1. Sugary drinks replace healthier drinks. If you’re regularly consuming sugary beverages then you’re less likely to get your daily dose of clean water in! It’s not just about what you’re taking in but what you’re missing out on. 

You can’t change what you’re not aware of. By having clean, pure water easily accessible and convenient for yourself and your family, you’ll be on your way to making healthier daily beverage choices so you can feel better!

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