How Much Sugar Is In Your Favourite Soft Drink?


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Those liquid calories are diet destroyers.

Your drinking habit is costing you. And we’re not talking about alcohol. A review of research published in the journal Diabetes Care indicated that those who had one to two servings of soft drinks a day had 26% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who had no soft drinks or less than one a month. Yikes!

And here’s the really crazy part: Guzzling those sugar drinks has a bigger impact on our waistlines than anything else we eat.

But good news: Cutting back on over-sweetened fluids and finding real diet drinks that work is an easy way to kick-start weight loss. So, you know how much of the sweet stuff is in your favourite soft drink? Check the table below:

How Much Sugar Is In Your Favourite Drink?

Read More: What You Really Need To Know About Sweeteners

One in every two South Africans are overweight or obese, which makes the risk of developing type 2 diabetes five times greater. Estimates suggest that in Africa at least 78% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. As November is dedicated to diabetes awareness, we celebrated World Diabetes Day on the 14th of November.

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