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These 4 Famous Crowd-Favorite Drinks Can Make You ...

These 4 Famous Crowd-Favorite Drinks Can Make You Gain Weight

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Are you the kind of person who loves sweetened drinks? Are you one fo those who can’t seem to live without these beverages? Do you love milk tea? Well, maybe it’s about time you think again if drinking these beverages are worth it.

According to a study, sugar is a carbohydrate which will eventually turn into fat in the body. People need sugar because it can provide an immediate burst of energy to our body.

Sugar affects insulin resistance and blood sugar levels which in turn, spike hunger causing you to crave more sugary/carbohydrate foods. This is the reason why many people are overweight or obese.

Average Sugar Intake

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are:

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Men – 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons)

Women – 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons)

In today’s generation, there are lots of commercial drinks with too much sugar content. Here are some drinks/beverages with sugar content that people love to drink.

These Crowd-Favorite Drinks Can Make You Gain Weight

Below is a list of some of our favorite drinks and the amount of sugar each one contains.

Milk Tea

Depending on the size, it has approximately 102.5 grams of sugar (about 20.5 teaspoons).

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Starbucks

Venti (extra large) white chocolate mocha with whipped cream has 73.8 grams of sugar (about 18 teaspoons).

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Gatorade

It has about 34 grams of sugar (about 6.8 teaspoons).

Coke

This famous drink has an average of 33 grams of sugar (about 6.6 teaspoons) per serving.

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Our body needs sugar that gives us energy. When people eat sweets, it gives satisfaction to a person. Sugar has a lot of benefits in our body. But too much of it will eventually cause health problems.

Too much of sugar can trigger diseases, commonly, type 2 diabetes, heart problem, and obesity. So, if you want to stay fit and have a healthy body, then you know already what food to avoid or to lessen. Drink moderately!

This was originally published on Pinas Balita. Editors may have changed or added to this article for JUANderful Life‘s audience.


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