How much SUGAR is in your drink?
Hannah Corpuz, MD and Jerico B. Gutierrez, MD
That Mary Poppins song never gets old: “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down…”. But do we really know how much sugar is ALREADY IN the usual drinks we consume from our sari-sari or convenience stores? Here’s a quick guide for you.
BELOW ARE POPULAR BEVERAGES AVAILABLE IN THE LOCAL MARKET
The number of tablespoons beside each beverages represents the amount of sugar it has. 1 tablespoon of sugar is equivalent to 12.5 grams of sugar.
Gatorade 355 ml
Cobra Energy Drink 240 ml
Minute Maid Pulpy Orange 330 ml
Regular Coke in Can 330 ml
Lipton Lemon Iced Tea 500 ml
Kopiko 78o Iced Coffee 330 ml
Fit ‘n Right Active Isotonic Drink 500 ml
Del Monte Unsweetened Pineapple Juice 240 ml
C2 Flavored Green Tea 330 ml
Zesto Fruit Juice 200 ml
Nestle Chuckie Chocolate Drink 180 mg
Fit ‘n Right Low Calorie Pineapple Orange 330 ml
Coke Zero in Can 330 ml
Coke Light in Can 330 ml
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