Above is a link to an image that shares scary facts about “fruit drinks”. I’m really shocked to read some of this, although most isn’t new information. Unfortunately, we live in a world where money is desired over health and well-being of citizens.
A quick visual: I went to a lecture a few years ago, with my mom, for a lady who was selling some sort of whole food supplement. I don’t fall to sales pitches, most of the time, but I do like to learn information. She had a lot of credible sources and shared revolting information regarding foods in America. One of the most vibrant memory I have of this lecture was her comparison of packets of sugar to tablespoons found in your everyday drinks. One packet of sugar contains 4 grams.
The top sugar containing drinks (from http://www.energyfiend.com/sugar-in-drinks):
Rockstart Punched Guava – 102 grams in 22 oz, or about 25 packets
Jolt Energy Drink – 94 grams in 23.5 oz, or about 23 packets
Tropicana Twister Soda – 87.5 grams in 20 oz, or about 21 packets
Orange Crush – 83 grams in 20 oz, or about 20 packets…
And who could actually drinks PACKETS of sugar in water…or any other medium? Plenty of people do it all day long. Awareness is the key! Please Share