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Sugar vs Personal training?

Do you know how much sugar is in the hot drinks you consume?

We all do it, half way through a shopping trip, on the way to work, after a long day, on our lunch breaks, stop in a coffee shop and order a hot drink. In Guildford alone there is a coffee shop every 20m on the high-street. Our society has become dependent on drinking coffee & tea for a quick and easy energy boost. But do you know how much sugar is in some of these high-street hot drinks?

BBC recently reported that there are ‘shocking’ amounts of sugar in some hot drinks. Action on sugar, a charity, analysed 131 hot drinks and found a third contained at least as much sugar as a can of Pepsi or Coco-Cola, which contain 9 teaspoons.  The charity said in some of the worst cases the drinks contained 20 or more teaspoons of sugar. The drinks assessed included flavoured coffees such as mochas and lattes, hot fruit drinks and hot chocolates from coffee shops and fast food chains. Action on Sugar found that 98% of drinks would receive a red nutritional value label for high sugar content.

The top 6 worst offenders from the high-street shops were:

  • Starbucks’s Hot mulled fruit – This drink has 99g of sugar per serving, that’s a massive 25 teaspoons of sugar
  • Costa’s Chai Latte – This drink has 70.7g of sugar per serving, that a huge 20 teaspoons of sugar
  • Starbuck’s White chocolate mocha with whipped cream – This drink has 73.8g of sugar per serving, that’s an incredible 18 teaspoons of sugar
  • Starbuck’s Signature hot chocolate – This drink has 60g of sugar per serving, that’s a huge 15 teaspoons of sugar
  • KFC’s Mocha – This drink has 58.8g of sugar per serving, that’s a big 15 teaspoons of sugar
  • Caffe Nero’s Caramelatte – This drink has 50.6g of sugar per serving, that’s a huge 13 teaspoons of sugar

To see the full article please follow this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35593007.

Will this make you think twice over the choice of drink you have next time you are walking Guildford’s high-street? As well as reducing the sugar you consume, these drinks do not come cheap so why not spend the money you would spend in a coffee shop on a Personal training session at ActivZone Gym?

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