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Sugar Sugar Everywhere

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Lets do the math :

355ml = 39g, 500ml=65g, 1L=108g, 2L = 216g

So how much exactly is a gram of sugar? One teaspoon of granulated sugar equals 4 grams of sugar. give or take.

So in a normal 355ml of coke you get 10 teaspoons of sugar. In a 500ml you get 16. In a 1L you get 27 Teaspoons and in a 2L you get 54

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This baby also has 54 Teaspoons per 1L ( In terms of market share, Red Bull is the most popular energy drink in the world, with 5.387 billion cans sold in 2013) (27g per 250ml or 7 spoons )thats 7 spoons x 5000,000,000 (we will drop the 387 million) = 35,000,000,000  thats 35 billion spoons of sugar per year, excluding the 387 million other cans. .  I left out the 387 million cans to allow for the sugar free one (which contains aspartame, which is genetically modified e-coli bacteria excrement)

oh thats 140,000,000,000g or140 billion grams = 154,324 tons of sugar

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Glaceau (Also made by Coca Cola) has 33g of sugar per 355ml and 1L contains a cool 101g (thats 25 Teaspoons of sugar)  . . oh and a little under 10% of some vitamins (RDA) Also contains Aspartame for flavour (see above)

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This innocent healthy looking “Iced Tea” (owned by Dr Pepper and bottled by the Coke Cola Company) contains 46g of sugar per 500ml (12 spoons) oh and it contains no Lemon or tea whatsoever, the flavouring is aspartame (see above)

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Now this puppy contains 67g for 500ml (17 spoons)  This is sold at 2 health shops in my local town, and is offered as a health alternative in many restaurants.


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1L = 124g thats 31 spoons of sugar! or 20 spoons per 500ml (Owned by the Pepsi Group)



Glaceau vitamin water is a subsidiary of Coca Cola that is privately owned. Glaceau has at times also been accused of trying to hide its ownership by Coca Cola, as information about its parent company does not appear on its products or on its website.

Let’s take a look at a bottle of “DEFENSE”
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size 8 fl oz; Servings per Container 2.5 (Pay Attention!!!)
Calories 50
Total Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Total Sugar 13g (PAY ATTENTION !!!)
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 60%; vitamin B3 10%; vitamin B6 10%; vitamin B12 10%; vitamin B5 10%, Zinc 10% – (are u deceived yet?)
vapor distilled/deionized water, CRYSTALLINE FRUCTOSE !!!, citric acid, vegetable juice (color), natural flavor, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), natural flavor, vitamin E acetate, magnesium lactate (elecrolyte), calcium lactate (electrolyte), zinc picolinate, monopotassium phosphate (electrolyte), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6), cyanocobalamine (B12)

First, let’s quickly factor in that ONE bottle of Vitamin Water is 2.5 servings, therefore, nutritional information should be adjusted accordingly (unless you’re really only going to drink less than half of the bottle at time). That makes one bottle of Vitamin Water contain 125 calories (± 523kj) and 33 grams of sugar. (Remind me again why they try to call this a form of “water”?) That’s more calories and sugar than a can of Coke!!! (355ml of coke equates 110 calories (± 460kj) and 30 grams of sugar).
And don’t be enticed by “crystalline fructose,” the second ingredient on the Vitamin Water ingredient list. It’s their own fancy name for their form of SUGAR, and it’s the most prominent ingredient after water!

The whole “vitamin” aspect of Vitamin Water is irrelevant – that 10% Vitamin B6 is relating to RDA not your ODI!! You’re surviving at RDA not thriving as at ODI values. Vitamins CAN’T undo the sugars and additives in a beverage, and you are much better off gaining these nutrients from your diet (or a multivitamin!)
Our society now has become somewhat obsessed with healthier choices, and unfortunately the smart companies know how to appeal to that crowd.