MEDICAL CORNER ….. Sugar content of various soft drinks …

MEDICAL CORNER ..... Sugar content of various soft drinks ...

A study led by Dr. David Ludwig for the Department of Medicine at Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that “a child’s odds of becoming obese increase by 60 percent with each additional daily serving of sugar-sweetened drinks.”

Sugar-sweetened soft drinks are a favorite among children and teenagers despite their high calorie and sugar content, with some 12-ounce soft drinks containing 16 percent or more of the recommended daily allowance for sugar.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recommends giving up the sugar-sweetened drink in favor of bottled water or diet soda. (REALLY?? I’D GO FOR WATER … DIET SODA HAS ASPARTAME!!! …. GMO/MONSANTO!!)

Coca Cola Brands:

The Coca-Cola Company produces seven brands of sugar-sweetened sodas. A 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola and Caffeine-Free Coca Cola contain 140 calories and 39g of sugar, 13 percent of the recommended daily allowance.

The vanilla and cherry Coca-Cola flavors contain 150 calories and 42g of sugar, or 14 percent of the RDA.

Fanta comes in four flavors — grape, orange, pineapple and strawberry. The grape, pineapple and strawberry flavors contain 180 calories per 12-ounce can, with 48g of sugar, or 16 percent of RDA. Fanta Orange contains slightly less sugar, with 160 calories and 44g of sugar, 14 percent of the RDA.

Additional Coca-Cola sugar-sweetened brandsinclude Pibb Xtra with 100 calories and 26g of sugar, Seagrams Ginger Ale with 130 calories and 35g of sugar, Sprite with 140 calories and 38g of sugar, Mello Yellow with 170 calories and 47g of sugar and Barq’s Root Beer with 160 calories and 45g of sugar.

Pepsi brands:

Like its competitor, Coca-Cola, Pepsi owns a variety of sugar-sweetened brands. Its flagship brand, Pepsi, contains 150 calories per 12-ounce can, and 41g of sugar, as does Caffeine-Free Pepsi and Pepsi Cherry Vanilla.

Pepsi Natural and Pepsi Throwback both contain 150 calories, but Throwback has 40g of sugar while Natural has 38g of sugar.

Pepsi Wild Cherry has the highest calorie content per 12-ounce can with 160 calories, and the highest sugar content at 42g.

Other Pepsi brands include Mountain Dew and its seven flavor variations. Each of these products contains 170 calories per 12-ounce can and 46g of sugar, except for Mountain Dew Throwback at 44g of sugar.

Mug Root Beer comes in at 160 calories per 12-ounce can and 43g of sugar, while Mug Cream Soda contains 180 calories and 47g of sugar.

Pepsi’s Slice and Tropicana Twister brands contain the highest calories as well as the highest levels of sugar. Slice flavored sodas range from 160 to 190 calories per 12-ounce can with 43g to 50g of sugar.

Tropicana Twister flavors net out at 160 to 190 calories with 43g to 52g of sugar.

Dr. Pepper Brands:

The Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group, formerly the Cadbury-Schweppes Americas Beverages, produces several brands of soft drinks, including Dr. Pepper, Seven Up and Sunkist.

One 12-ounce can of Dr. Pepper contains 150 calories and 41g of sugar, Seven Up contains 150 calories and 38g of sugar, and Sunkist soda contains 190 calories and 50g of sugar

The Coco-Cola Company: Brands
Pepsi Products: Product Facts
Dr. Pepper: Products
Seven Up: Nutritional Information
Sunkist: Products

Article reviewed by Melanie Zoltan Last updated on: Sep 27, 2010

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The Coco-Cola Company: Brands
Pepsi Products: Product Facts
Dr. Pepper: Products
Seven Up: Nutritional Information
Sunkist: Products

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

25 thoughts on “MEDICAL CORNER ….. Sugar content of various soft drinks …

  1. Are you believing all the sugar in soda? Wow. I love your fact gathering here! I’ve heard that drinking a soda with you meal is almost like having two meals! Plus it can make you fat if you drink too much! I’ve never drank pop with sugar in it of course I’ve tasted it but I never drink! I love this post!


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