Sugary Drink Pictures
Note these images reflect the amount of added sugar per container and have had natural sugars deducted from the totals. Natural sugars include naturally occurring glucose and fructose in fruit based drinks and lactose in milk.
Soda / Soft Drink, 375ml can = 10 tsp
Cordial mixed 1 :5, 200ml glass = 4 tsp
Energy Drink - 600ml = 12 tsp, 300ml = 6 tsp
Vitamin Water, 600ml = 5 1/2 tsp
Sports Drink, 600ml = 11 tsp
Iced Tea, 600ml = 7 tsp
Fruit juice drink, 250ml = 6 tsp
Flavoured milk, 300ml = 4 tsp, 600ml = 8 tsp
Vegetable juice, 200l = 0 tsp
100% juice, 250ml = 0tsp
Note: We recommend that 100% juice be limited to 1 glass per day and is better substituted by 2 pieces of fruit for the value of the fibre contained in the whole fruit.
Our previous article identified that the target for children is 7 tsp per day. This could be used up by a low sugar cereal at breakfast and a cup of fruit juice drink at lunch. How much sugar do your children or grandchildren drink?