Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Sugar in Soda

Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Sugar in Soda

January 26, 2020 0 By William Morgan


♪ [music playing–
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and I’m a graduate student at Eastern Illinois University
majoring in Dietetics and today we are going to
talk about sugar. Now I’m sure you love sugar
because it’s sweet to us, and your body does need sugar in
order to properly function; however too much added sugar can
be bad for you and it can cause weight gain and
diseases such as diabetes. And there’s different types of
sugar and one type of sugar is found in fruit and
that’s called fructose. And there’s another
type of sugar found in milk and that’s called lactose. And those sugars are
called natural sugars. Added sugars are found in soda,
candy, and other sweets and those need to be limited. So now I’m going to show
you how much sugar really is in these sodas. So I have a 12 ounce can of soda
here, and how many teaspoons do you think is in this soda? Well let’s see we have one, two,
three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and a half. Okay so nine and a half tea
spoons in this 12 ounce can, and I’m sure there’s some of you
drink more than that you probably drink out of a bottle
so that’s twenty ounces so let’s see how much is in this one. One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen,
fourteen, fifteen, almost there,
sixteen, and a half. Okay sixteen and a half
tea spoons in a twenty ounce can of coke. And if you really like soda and
you drink a liter, there’s twenty seven and half teaspoons. Now if I add water to this, this
represents a 20 ounce coke. So would you drink this,
if you knew there is that much sugar in it? I hope this has helped you learn
how much sugar really is in soda, and hopefully it’ll
encourage you to make better decisions if you do drink
soda, like choosing milk or water instead. ♪ [music playing–
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