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Sugary Drinks - How much sugar are you drinking?

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

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Calories from sugar in drinks can add up quickly. Hover your mouse over each beverage to find out how much added sugar is in common sugary drinks. Remember: Limit added sugar per day to 13 tsp or less from all sources.

 
 
  • How much sugar are you drinking?
  • Iced-Tea
    • Iced Tea
    • 355mL
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • 8
    • cubes
      of sugar
  • Vitamin Water
    • Vitamin Water
    • 591mL
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • 8
    • cubes
      of sugar
  • Pop
    • Pop
    • 355mL
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • 10
    • cubes
      of sugar
  • Sports Drink
    • Sports Drink
    • 700mL
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • 10
    • cubes
      of sugar
  • Energy Drink
    • Energy Drink
    • 500mL
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • 14
    • cubes
      of sugar
  • Coffee Drink
    • Specialty Coffee
    • (with syrup &
      whipped cream)
    • 473mL
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • 17
    • cubes
      of sugar
  • Bubble Tea
    • Bubble
      Tea
    • (sweetened)
    • 500mL
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • 21
    • cubes
      of sugar
  • Large Pop
    • Large
      Pop
    • 730mL
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • 21
    • cubes
      of sugar
  • Slushee
    • Large
      Slush
    • 1000mL
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • Sugar Cube
    • 24
    • cubes
      of sugar
  • Sports Drink
    • Water
    • 0
    • cubes
      of sugar
 

Make the healthier choice – water and milk are best!

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Comments (7)

Ann

Posted on Sunday June 10, 2012 a 11:25pm

Although water is clearly (no pun intended) without sugar; please disclose the amount of 'sugar' from milk ... lactose?

hurrell's picture

Healthy Families BC

Posted on Tuesday June 19, 2012 a 10:05am

Thanks for your comment Ann. You make a good point about sugar in the form of lactose being present in milk. The Sugary Drink interactivity is a comparison of added sugar in common beverages which have little or no other nutritional merit. Milk is considered a healthier choice, even though it contains some sugar naturally - 250 ml (1 cup of milk) contains 12 g of carbohydrate or the equivalent of 3 sugar cubes at 4 g each. Milk is also an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and many other nutrients often lacking in the diets of British Columbians.

wus

Posted on Friday June 15, 2012 a 11:30am

How many grams of sugar are in a sugar cube?
How many sugar cubes does milk contain?
How can you say milk is the best choice when it is not included in your comparison?

hurrell's picture

Healthy Families BC

Posted on Tuesday June 19, 2012 a 10:07am

Thanks for your further questions about sugary drinks. 1. There are 4 g of sugar in a sugar cube (equivalent to 1 tsp). 2. While milk contains no added sugar, the milk sugar lactose is naturally present. There is 12 g of carbohydrate as lactose or the equivalent of 3 sugar cubes. 3. The Sugary Drink interactivity is comparing common sweetened beverages - those that have sugar added and with little or no other nutritional value. Despite the small amount of milk sugar present naturally in milk, milk is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and many other nutrients often lacking in the diets of British Columbians.

bikepaddlesing

Posted on Monday November 5, 2012 a 11:46am

Since everyone's asking about milk - it might be worthwhile to put chocolate milk in the mix. Regular milk has 3 cubes of naturally occuring lactose per cup. Chocolate milk has the lactose as well, PLUS 3 cubes of added sugar per cup (although some local - very local -- brands are a little less).

Maybe also show juice, and show the naturally occuring sugars as little apples instead of sugar cubes. You could use the apples for the lactose in milk as well, or maybe cow pies :)??

Audrey Sam-George

Posted on Friday March 14, 2014 a 10:52am

So many families believe they are doing their kids a favour by giving them Ice Tea (Brisk) over any other pop. What can I tell these people?

hurrell's picture

Healthy Families BC

Posted on Tuesday March 18, 2014 a 10:43am

Hi Audrey, Thanks for your question. We have some helpful resources related to sugary drinks for you to look at: http://ow.ly/uIw6P Also, Sip Smart is a useful resource and can be found here: http://ow.ly/uIwof

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