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Rethink Your Drink

When thinking about New Year resolutions, many people opt to commit to something food or exercise related. But have you ever thought about the impact certain beverages can have on your health? Americans consume nearly three times the daily recommended amount of sugar each day, and for many, a good portion of it comes from the things they drink. Excess sugar consumption is a contributing factor for health issues like obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease, and more, so it’s important to be conscious of the amount of sugar you ingest each day.

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The World Health Organization recommends that average adults and children intake no more than 25 grams of sugar per day. Here is a list of some of the most commonly consumed drinks in the US along with their sugar content:


  • Coca Cola (12 oz) – 39 grams of sugar
  • Dr Pepper (12 oz) – 41 grams of sugar
  • Fanta (12 oz) – 22.8 grams of sugar
  • Mountain Dew (12 oz) – 46 grams
  • Orange Crush (20 oz) – 71 grams
  • Sprite (12 oz) – 38 grams
  • Sunkist Orange (12 oz) – 52 grams

Juices & Smoothies:

  • Arizona Arnold Palmer (23 oz) – 39 grams of sugar
  • Fuze Iced Tea (20 oz) – 31 grams of sugar
  • Lipton Iced Tea (20 oz) – 53 grams of sugar
  • Snapple Tea (16 oz) – 36 grams
  • Jamba Juice Aloha Pineapple Smoothie (16 oz) – 67 grams
  • Jamba Juice Banana Berry Smoothie (16 oz) – 59 grams


  • Dunkin’ Donuts Coolatta (24 oz) – 73 grams of sugar
  • McCafe Mocha (16 oz) – 53 grams of sugar
  • Starbucks Caffe Latte (16 oz) – 20 grams
  • Starbucks Caffe Mocha (16 oz) – 33 grams

It is easy to attain the sugar content of most drinks by simply conducting a google search. At Viverant, we recommend drinking natural beverages like water or tea to quench your thirst. It is easy to jazz up their flavor by slicing fresh fruit, like lemons, oranges or kiwis, to mix into your drink.

Let us know what healthy beverages you’re drinking this week with the hashtag #Viverant!

Posted by vivadmin at 12/28/2015 4:43:00 PM
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