Daily sugar requirements according to WHO is around 12 teaspoons of sugar
Your softdrink can contain around 8.5 teaspoons which is daily limit for 4-5 years old kids
Harmful effects of excess sugar in diet include
Why is so much sugar placed in drinks?
- Caffeine is bitter. Most people address this by adding sugar to caffeinated beverages.
- Straight coffee (no milk, no sugar) is zero-calorie and sugar-free, but bitter so it is sweetened to improve flavor.
- Energy Drinks contain lots of sugar, particularly those that are juice/soda combinations. Rockstar Juiced and Punched are very high in sugar.
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