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24 July 2014

How much sugar does your favourite drink contain?

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The school holidays have finally arrived and with many of us enjoying an unusual UK summer heat wave we will be looking to cool off by sipping our favourite drinks. Are you aware of how much sugar your favourite drinks contain?

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Coca Cola

12 oz (355 ml) Can Sugars, total: 39g Calories, total: 140 Calories from sugar: 140* 20 oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 65g Calories, total: 240 Calories from sugar: 240 1 Litre (34 oz) Bottle Sugars, total: 108g Calories, total: 400 Calories from sugar: 400 Did you know that Red Bull has the same amount of sugar in a smaller (250ml) can as a 355ml can of coke?

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Red Bull Energy Drink

8.3 oz (250 ml) Can Sugars, total: 27g Calories, total: 108 Calories from sugar: 108 A popular option is to purchase flavoured water as most people think that water is a healthier option, however, you may be surprised to hear that even Vitamin Water contains a high amount of sugar.

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Vitamin Water, B-Relaxed

Jackfruit and Guava Flavour 8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 13g Calories, total: 50 Calories from sugar: 50 20 oz (590 ml) Bottle Sugars, total: 33g Calories, total: 125 Calories from sugar: 125 Natural squeezed orange juice also contains a high amount of sugar.

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Orange Juice

8 oz (240 ml) Serving Sugars, total: 24g Calories, total: 110 Calories from sugar: 96 16 oz Bottle Sugars, total: 48g Calories, total: 220 Calories from sugar: 192 You might want to think about how you quench that thirst this summer by cutting down on sugary drinks. One of the most sensible solutions to this would be to drink plain water or plain sparkling water as sugary drinks can often make you feel even thirstier. Drinking plain water is more likely to fill you up more. Many experts recommend that each individual should consume at least 2 litres of plain water daily, so whats the harm in giving it a try? Join in the debate on our facebook and twitter pages on your favourite drinks and what you drink in hot weather to help quench that thirst?