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What Soda Companies Really Mean By "Sugar"

What Soda Companies Really Mean By 'Sugar' Your soda may have more fructose than you think. The beverage industry typically reports that fructose makes up 55 percent of their drinks' total sugar content, but most of the 23 beverages analyzed by researchers at USC's Keck School of Medicine contained more than that. And some fructose-laden beverages, such as Snapple and Red BullI, failed to disclose that the drinks contained fructose at all. High consumption of fructose is considered problematic by many researchers and is thought to contribute to Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Tested sugar amount higher than sugar amount listed on label/nutrition facts No fructose listed on label Sugar content from label/nutrition facts (g/100 ml)* Fructose content measured in study (g/100 ml) Beverages with sugar content composed of more than 55 percent fructose Glucose content measured in study (g/100 ml) Sucrose content measured in study (g/100 ml) 3 12 15 Vitamin Water Power-C vitaminwater (20 fl. oz. bottle) 72% fructose Opepsi Pepsi (20 fl. oz. bottle) 64% fructose Coca-Cola Coca-Cola (14 fl. oz. bottle) 64% fructose Enjoy Sprite Sprite (14 fl. oz. bottle) 64% fructose Coca-Cola Coca-Cola (Burger King fountain) 59% fructose Sampy Sunny Delight Orange flavor (16 fl. oz. bottle) 57% fructose Dr. Pepper (20 fl. oz. bottle) 59% fructose HAWAIIAN PUNCH Hawaiian Fruit Punch (128 fl. oz. bottle) 58% fructose UNKNOWN pepsi Pepsi (Quiznos fountain) 58% fructose Mountain Dew (20 fl. oz. bottle) 58% fructose Coca-Cola CocaCola (McDonalds fountain) 58% fructose Opepsi Pepsi (TacoBell fountain) 58% fructose Arizona Arizona iced tea (16 FO bottle) 57% fructose Sprite Sprite (McDonalds fountain) 59% fructose Coca-Cola Mexican Coca-Cola (12 fl. oz. bottle) 51% fructose (Koger Kroger Apple Juice Cocktail (64 fl. oz. bottle) 49% fructose TAMPICO Tampico Citrus Punch (128 fl. oz. bottle) 45% fructose Snapple Snapple Kiwi Strawberry (16 fl. oz. bottle) 44% fructose Kern's Kern's Nectar Strawberry (11.5 fl. oz. can) 44% fructose -Nectar- Sprite Enloy Sprite (Burger King fountain) 59% fructose Gatorade Lemon-Lime (20 fl. oz. bottle) 35% fructose CSUN Capri Sun Strawberry Kiwi (pouch) 33% fructose Red Bull (8.4 fl. oz. can) Red Bull 17% fructose 12 15 *Grams per fluid ounce from the label were converted to grams per 100 ml using the conversion factor of 100 ml = 3.38140227 fluid ounces. Source: Obesity THE HUFFINGTON POST

What Soda Companies Really Mean By "Sugar"

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On nutrition labels, sugar is just sugar. But when it comes to how the body metabolizes that sugar, there are two very different molecules that make up what we think of as table sugar.

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