Sugary Drinks 14
Many iconic American beverages are packed with sugar.
Hollis Johnson
  • Americans are increasingly trying to cut sugar from their diets, ditching sugary sodas and Frappuccinos.
  • Some of the most popular beverages in the United States contain more than 50 grams of sugar — the FDA’s recommended maximum — in a single bottle or can.
  • Here’s how much sugar the most popular sodas, coffees, and teas actually contain.

As Americans try and cut sugar from their diets, some of the biggest culprits for carrying the sweet — but dangerous — ingredient are beverages.

The FDA recommends consuming no more than 50 grams of sugar a day, and the World Health Organization calls for half that amount. However, many of the most popular beverages in the United States pack more than 50 grams of sugar in a single cup or bottle.

Americans are increasingly wary of these sugar-packed beverages. Starbucks is trying to revamp its Frappuccino as sales drop. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, meanwhile, are investing in bottled water as Americans ditch sugary sodas.

If are considering cutting sugar from your diet, here is how much sugar is actually in some of the most popular drinks in the US:

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