Thursday, 3 May 2012

What's REALLY in that drink??



Many of us count kilojoules and carbohydrates in the foods we eat but how many of you count the energy and sugar in what you’re drinking??
Here is a great little summary to keep in mind when you choose your beverage:

Drinks
Kilojoules (kJ)
Carbohydrates/ Sugar
Coke 600mL
1008
63 g/63 g
Lemonade 600mL
1008
62.4 g/62.4 g
Mineral Water w. 5% Citrus Juice (600mL)
912
55.8g/55.8g
Natural Mineral Water
0
0g/0g
Soda Water (all sizes)
0
0g/0g
Water (all sizes)
0
0g/0g
Fruit Juice Orange (600mL)
900
48g/48g
Tomato Juice (600mL)
540
25.2g/21g
Fruit Drink Tropical (600mL)
900
54g/54g
Cordial (600mL)
852
52.2g/52.2g
Full Strength Beer (1 pint)
863
11.4g/1.1g
Mid Strength(1 pint)
568
5.1g/0g
Low Carb Beer(1 stubby)
450
3.4g/0g
White wine Sweet(1 glass)
656
16g/16g
Champagne
473
2.7g/2.7g
White wine Dry (1 glass)
469
0.8g/0.8g
Red Wine (1 glass)
525
0g/0g
Bourbon & coke(1 glass)
500
7.5g/0g
Vodka (30mL) Lime & Soda Water
266
0g/0g
Vodka (30mL) Red Bull(1 can)
900
36.3 g/36.3 g
Vodka Cruiser
734
25g/25g

Some may surprise you & some won’t.  As you can see water is always best, Water supresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

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