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How Many Teaspoons of Sugar Are There in a Can of Coke?

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Why Cola is Easily Winning the War against Obesity?

What’s in your Cola?

Gulping down that can of your favorite cola has never been so easy. They are everywhere and with dwindling container sizes their portability and addiction has increased to mind boggling numbers. A couple of decades back what was once a one-off drink, limited to special occasions has now become more consumed than water. More alarming and scary are the numbers indicating how quickly the younger generation is latching on to this sick joyride.

Cola companies continue to be the biggest consumers of sugar production across the world. We have known all along that refined sugar is not good for us and many amongst us have started limiting and finding alternatives. But sadly we relate to sugar in food with how “sweet” it tastes. And that where, we fail to understand how much sugar we are consuming in food, that we do not prepare ourselves.

Sugar Health Concerns:

The western media and the medical fraternity have finally woken up to what is been hailed as the “obesity” epidemic. Most drinks and juices available at all retail outlets have as much sugar as several candy bars and are definitely contributing to the obesity and type2 diabetes crisis, the western world is experiencing today. It is estimated that the average American consumes around 150 pounds of refined sugars a year!!!

Most adults and children consume 4 times the recommended sugar daily and are bringing onto ourselves some serious health consequences like:

  • Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth decay

Why do Cola companies add so much Sugar?

  • Straight coffee (no milk, no sugar) is zero calorie and sugar-free, but contains caffeine that is bitter. To counter the bitterness sugar is the only alternative to make it palatable especially for kids.
  • Energy Drinks contain lots of sugar, particularly those that are juice/soda combinations.
  • A typical 16 fl oz energy drink contains around 50-60 grams of sugar. This is about 10-12 teaspoons of sugar.

According to a US government study energy drinks are as harmful as drugs and have recommended them being banned from schools.

The Head of a Cola company admits to the sugar content but “how” much is there will really startle you:

Cristina Jurach

Cristina Jurach is nutritionist and Ayurvedic practitioner. She is a leader in the natural health community and consults athletes, executives and most of all parents of children on the benefits of complementary therapies for health and prevention.

Cristina Jurach

Cristina Jurach is nutritionist and Ayurvedic practitioner. She is a leader in the natural health community and consults athletes, executives and most of all parents of children on the benefits of complementary therapies for health and prevention.

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113 comments
Kangroo Ausi
Kangroo Ausi 5pts

330 ml got 6 teaspoons of SUGAR tested in states

Ravi A Sanatan
Ravi A Sanatan 5pts

If we continuously eat 14 tea spoons of sugar we will fall sick immediately.

Divya Gupta
Divya Gupta 5pts

Himanshu Mittal...Just read this carefully....☺

Sushant Sharma
Sushant Sharma 5pts

Abhishek Sambyy , Puneet Sharma , Niti Puneet Sharma , Neelam Sharma , Bhanu Rattan , Ashwani Kumar , Namneet Kumar

Kasandra Hilgeman
Kasandra Hilgeman 5pts

Lauren Wetherbee See this is why I told you not to drink coke!!

Danilo Dino Abesamis Jr.
Danilo Dino Abesamis Jr. 5pts

try first vita plus natural heath drinks at the same time you have a chance to free from your financial problem

Susanne Gehrig
Susanne Gehrig 5pts

We must stand inn for changing the rules of Health Insurance System, i dont want to pay any more money for fools who ruin there health deliberately by drinking and eating rubbish.

Alka Acharya
Alka Acharya 5pts

Thanks to Baba Ramdev, I stopped drinking 6years back.

Deb Hilton
Deb Hilton 5pts

how ironic I should be drinking a coke as I read this.

Darlene M Welch
Darlene M Welch 5pts

Learn to control & stop telling me what to eat/drink I KNOW

Apparao Vempali
Apparao Vempali 5pts

Knowingly using carbonated water with respective syrup,but internal chemistry will be subjected to cold or hot exposer along with preservative, may effect badly.

Poonam Dhup Juneja
Poonam Dhup Juneja 5pts

One bottle of coke has 11 spoons of sugar !! And that is enough to make any body sick ..