How Much Sugar Do You Drink?

How Much Sugar Do You Drink?

HE Code: 
NPA045
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Format: 
Poster A3
Publication date: 
May 2014
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Information about the amount of sugar found in soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and energy drinks. Produced by the Health Promotion Agency.

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How much sugar do you drink?

  • 600 ml soft drink – 16 teaspoons of sugar
  • 350 ml fruit juice – 10 teaspoons of sugar
  • 750 ml sports drink – 15 teaspoons of sugar
  • 350 ml energy drink – 9 teaspoons of sugar
  • Tap water – 0 teaspoons of sugar

Did you know?

Soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and energy drinks can contain 5–7 teaspoons of sugar in a 250ml glass.

Water is the best choice

Other low or no-sugar options are:

  • Unflavoured milk
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Diet or zero drinks

If you drink a 600 ml bottle of soft drink every day, you will drink 480 teaspoons of sugar a month, which equals 2kg of sugar.

You could save $60 a month if you switch your daily can of soft drink for tap water.

A 350 ml bottle of fruit juice contains as much sugar as 25 jelly beans.

If you drink a 350 ml bottle of energy drink every day, it is the same as eating an extra 45 slices of white bread every month.

 

These figures are indicative only and are based on popular sugary drinks as of February 2014.