What are Sweetened Drinks? 7 years ago

What are Sweetened Drinks?

What are Sweetened Drinks?

Sweetened drinks are sugary drinks that include soft or fizzy drinks such as cola and lemonade, sports/energy drinks and cordials. What most people do not realise is that fruit juices, which contain natural sugar, also fall into this category. While most fruit juices contain some nutrients, the amount of sugar they contain far outweighs any nutritional benefit. A small glass of apple juice contains (on average) the same amount of sugar found in cola drinks, a whopping 6 teaspoons!

Enjoying sweetened drinks occasionally is OK but they should not become part of a child’s daily diet.


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