“…Think you know what you’re drinking?
Try it out:
Nota bene: Sugar in commercial beverages comes in many forms.
Though we used white cane sugar for illustrative purposes, sugar in these drinks can come in the form of high fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, beet sugar or even concentrated fruit juice.
In fact, some of the sugar found in juices is naturally occurring in fruit.
Those fruit juices offer vitamins and nutrients that make them healthier than, say, a soda.
But no matter its source, a diet high in added sugar – particularly liquid sugar –
- has been associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome – and with higher rates of Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
We chose popular drinks that were easily accessible at stores near us – though we do not intend to call out these particular brands over others -
- the sugar content of the following drinks is representative of the market…”
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