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How much sugar in a glass of......

31 March 2014, 10:36

The other day we were treated to an article about how coffee could be sabotaging our diets.   Predictably, the article was really about how the full-fat milk in your coffee was the apparent culprit with little mention of sugar.  In fact in only one example a spoon of sugar was mentioned and a rather obvious reference to coffee possibly being better for us than sweetened orange juice….

In the interests of balance, in my opinion it is far more important to highlight the sugar content of a beverage than it is to highlight the fat content in a cappuccino.   So a little basic investigation ensued.  This is what I found in my very basic study was……..

Wikipedia – one teaspoon of sugar contains 16 calories and nothing more of nutritional value.  So looking at some favourite drinks and ranking from least to most; the equivalent sugar content in a 250ml glass of:

  • Milk = 50 calories or 3.12 tsp of sugar (and this refers to only the sugar calories, not the calories from fat which would add around another 24 calories)

  • Coke = 104 calories or 6.53 tsp of sugar (or 8.6 in a 330ml can)

  • Beer = 108 calories or 6.7 tsp of sugar (though this varies according to type of beer)

  • Appletiser = 117 calories or 7.32 tsp of sugar (yes, more than Coke)

  • Liquifruit Red Grape = 140 calories or 8.8 tsp of sugar (and you thought giving your kids Liquifruit instead of Coke was a better choice?)

And remember, honey is sugar.  A teaspoon (4.2g) of honey contains 12.7 calories, sugar 16 calories. And brown sugar isn’t more nutritional, it’s actually double processed – it is white sugar the molasses added back. 

All the info above comes from any number of public sources…   but as always, don’t believe me, just Google “ Calories in……”

G

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