Do know Why Liquid Sugar Is the Worst?
Added sugar is unhealthy when consumed in excess.
However, liquid sugar may be especially harmful.
Research shows that getting sugar in liquid form is much worse than getting it from solid food.
This is why high-sugar beverages like soda are among the worst things you can put into your body.
Liquid sugar is the sugar you consume in liquid form from beverages like sugar-sweetened soda.
The sugar in beverages is often highly concentrated and easy to consume in large amounts without feeling full.
Some examples of these drinks are fairly obvious, such as sodas and fruit punch. However, many other beverages are high in sugar as well.
For instance, although fruit juice is typically considered a healthier option, even varieties without added sugar can be as high in sugar and calories as sweetened drinks sometimes even higher.
What’s more, a high intake of fruit juice may lead to the same health problems as drinking sugar-sweetened beverages.
Here are the calories and sugars in 12 ounces (355 milliliters) of some popular high-sugar beverages:
Soda: 151 calories and 39 grams of sugar
Sweetened iced tea: 144 calories and 35 grams of sugar
Unsweetened orange juice: 175 calories and 33 grams of sugar
Unsweetened grape juice: 228 calories and 54 grams of sugar
Fruit punch: 175 calories and 42 grams of sugar
Lemonade: 149 calories and 37 grams of sugar
Sports beverage: 118 calories and 22 grams of sugar
Sweet beverages, including unsweetened fruit juice, are high in sugar calories.
Frequently consuming liquid sugar calories may increase your risk of health problems.