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Health Tip of the Day - Watch Out for the "Healthy" Stuff 

Did you know there's 31 grams of sugar in a 16oz Coke? That's equal to seven teaspoons! If you think that's bad, compare it to the five "healthy" beverages below. 

  1. Jamba Juice Banana Berry Smoothie - 59 grams or nearly 12 teaspoons of sugar (16oz)
  2. Orange Juice - 23 grams of sugar or nearly five teaspoons of sugar (8oz)
  3. Steaz Lightly Sweetened Iced Green Tea with Blueberry and Pomegranate - 18 grams of sugar or nearly four teaspoons (16 oz)
  4. Monster Energy Drink - 27 grams of sugar or about five teaspoons (8.4oz)
  5. Powerade Mountain Berry Blast - 21 grams of sugar or nearly teaspoons

 

Want to find some healthy alternatives to sugary drinks? Check out these store-bought healthy options from Prevention Magazine.