7 Shocking Statistics About the Sugar in Your Favorite Drinks

Photo by: SugarStacks.com
Colas
Here we go. I actually saw a 3 year old wander a BBQ with a can of this stuff.
12 oz (355 ml) Can: Sugars: 39g (10 tsp)
20 oz (590 ml) Bottle: Sugars: 65g (16 tsp)
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Photo by: SugarStacks.com
Colas
Here we go. I actually saw a 3 year old wander a BBQ with a can of this stuff.
12 oz (355 ml) Can: Sugars: 39g (10 tsp)
20 oz (590 ml) Bottle: Sugars: 65g (16 tsp)
1 Liter (34 oz) Bottle: Sugars: 108g (27 tsp)
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Wed, Mar 20, 2013 2:20 PM EDT
At nearly 6 years old, my son has never had soda, and we're keeping it that way as long as possible. He has milk often, juice sometimes, and water always. I have yet to find a situation where pop wins over water, milk, or juice. If pop is available, so is water. You have to make the choice to give it to your kids, and like a drug dealer, once you give them those first few hits of delicious sugar, you'll have a customer for life. So before you crack a can of cola for your kids at dinner or order them a fast food meal with something other than water, milk, or juice, Rethink Your Drink. Here are 7 shocking statistics about sugar that will convince you to stick to water. - By Buzz Bishop



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