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Jamie Oliver Says Watch Out for the Sugar in Your Drink (VIDEO)

Jamie Oliver Says Watch Out for the Sugar in Your Drink (VIDEO)

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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5:40AM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:27AM PST on Jan 11, 2012

Thanks.

10:36AM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

ty

1:17PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

thanks

5:57PM PDT on Oct 19, 2010

we've known about this in canada since the 80's, how can so many people be so blind?

2:18PM PDT on Sep 23, 2010

Of course the consumer has to beware and read labels. "Cocktail" or "natural flavored" labels mean bad things, like mostly sugar. 100% JUICE is the best and cannot be compared to sodas and the aformentioned pseudo-juices. While even 100% juices are not better to eating real fruits (juices lack the fiber), they are a great alternative to the sugary drinks. While I do drink Powerade and Gatorade drinks, it's only after working out in the heat.

3:53PM PDT on Sep 13, 2010

thanks for the info

1:54AM PDT on Aug 31, 2010

Thank you for the information. But I think that better than adding water to juices is to prepare your juices yourself. Just a couple of oranges is enough for a good glass. I squeeze them every morning for my breakfast.

3:10PM PDT on Aug 30, 2010

wow, good info

8:17AM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

If we get fruit juice labelled as "no added sugar" then it is surely healthier? Jamie's idea of cutting juice with half water is a good one, I do it all the time :)) and I don't personally like sodas so...

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