Don't drink your calories

The World Health Organization (WHO) has come out with a recommendation that 5% of your total calories should come from sugar. That doesn’t sound like much but if you eat 2,000 calories a day that’s still 100 calories of sugar which is 25 grams. Well how much is 25 grams of sugar? Sugarstack.com to the rescue:

Sugar in Coca Cola Classic, calories
12 ounce can = 40 grams

One cube is 4 grams so even the 12 ounce can has too much sugar for the day.

Grams of sugar in Starbucks coffee, calories
48 grams of sugar

I did not want to only pick on the pop drinkers so this one is for all my caramel macchiato with…. friends.

70 grams of sugar in Minute Maid Lemonade, calories
70 grams of sugar

And this is for those who would NEVER drink pop but enjoy plenty of other sugary drinks.

52 grams of sugar in Langers Apple Juice, calories
52 grams of sugar

Patients always ask me, well what about juice? The above picture is why I say no.

32 grams of sugar in Vitamin Water, calories
32 grams of sugar
62 grams of sugar in Rockstar Energy Drink, calories
62 grams of sugar

None of these drinks were under the recommended amount

Moral of the story is drink water not pop, juice, vitamin water, sugary coffee, energy drinks, kool-aid, and etc. They are loaded with sugar, addictive, lack nutrients, and hide way too many hidden calories. To read more about WHO’s recommendation follow this link: 5% of Calories Should Come From Sugar