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What's in Your Snacks?

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Watch the video demonstration: Added Sugar

Lets take a look into added sugar in some our favorite snacks and drinks.

The United States has seen a drastic increase in rates of Obesity and related diseases. 2/3 of adults in the country are now classified overweight or obese. This has doubled since 1985. A large reason for this can be attributed to the increase in servings and the added sugar that we consume. The average person will consume about 80 pounds of caloric sweeteners per year! Now how is that possible? Let’s show you how easy it can be.

We will be looking into some popular drinks and snacks and let you know what the added sugar looks like! I have Coca-Cola bottle here, and it is 20 FL oz. It contains 65 grams of added sugar. What does that mean? A lot of people cannot adequately visualize that. So we will measure it out. 65 grams equals 5 Tbl and 1 ¼ tsp.

For more information on today’s video please visit our blog What’s Cooking with Coach?. There you can find more visuals, charts, and measurement information about this topic.

We hope you enjoyed! See you next time!

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