Do you think you are making a healthy choice when you buy fruit juice instead of cola? Beware. In this video, Jamie Oliver shows us a Harvard University research chart which highlights the amount of sugar in various 12 ounce beverages. Cranberry juice cocktail has 12 teaspoons of sugar; orange juice and cola each have 10.
You’re better off with some sports drinks, which contain five teaspoons — or better yet, seltzer and a splash of juice, holding just one teaspoon. And of course, best of all is water or ice tea with no added sugar at all.
If you tend to struggle with your weight and/or have health issues surrounding your sugar levels, begin taking note of what’s in the beverages you drink — especially those you think are healthy. It may make a difference.
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