When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ban on large, sugary drinks, public outcry ensued. But concerns over governmental intervention aside, we’ve got to admit the man has a point. The beverage landscape is filled with outrageously unhealthy drinks, and people might be surprised to find out just how much liquid sugar they’re guzzling.
Are things really that bad? Yup. The recommended daily allowance is 36 grams of sugar per day, which is actually pretty generous. That’s nine teaspoons of sugar. For reference, you could eat a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar (26 grams of sugar) and still have more than two teaspoons left to sweeten your coffee.
In fact, it turns out many of these drinks trump candy bars—some three times over. Ready to freak out? Read on to find out how much sweetness is in your cup.
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SoBe Energize Green Tea, 20 oz.