Fruit juice is just as bad for you as a Krispy Kreme doughnut or a pack of Hobnobs
When you thought you were safe
You are loading your body with sugars when knocking back your favourite juices and smoothies.
A 250ml of healthy fruit juice contains the same amount of sugar as three and a half doughnuts or 13 hobnob biscuits.
Research conducted for Mail Online has revealed a quarter of a litre of grape juice is the same as a Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut.
First soft fizzy drinks were meant to be substituted for fruit juice, which promise to give you one of your five a day. But now, fruit juice are smoothies can be revealed as equally worse as coffee and Coke.
Dr. Robert Lustig, a sugar expert from the U.S, said the source of sugar is irrespective. He claims the lack of fibre you normally obtain from eating fruit provide a protective barrier to your intestine, according to Mail Online.
Without this protective barrier, our livers are overloaded and we put on more weight.
Worst juice drink – Pret’s freshly squeezed orange juice 500ml
You’ll pick this up instead of a coffee or a coke, but it contains more calories than the latter and a whopping 51g of sugar. It might be 100 per cent squeezed oranges, meaning it’s naturally occurring fruit, it has a high dosage of fructose – the primary cause of diabetes.
Worst smoothie – Innocent pomegranates, blueberries and acai Superfood Smoothie
Three and a half Krispy Kreme doughnuts contain as much sugar as the ironically named Innocent smoothie. While you might not know what acai is, the lack of fibre in this fruit filled drink means you’re consuming 34g of sugar.
Worst coffee – Starbucks venti white chocolate mocha with whipped cream
It may have the added topping, and the unnecessary white chocolate too, but this apparent hangover cure or library treat is the same as ten bowls of Golden Grahams and more than a Big Mac – a third of a woman’s daily allowance.
Worst water – This Water pure squeezed lemon & limes
If you’re looking for a sugar boost, just eat two Rice Krispie bars coated in sweet marshmallows. Alternatively, just swallow four teaspoons of sugar. For 250ml of water, it only has 20 per cent less sugar than Coke.
Worst fizzy drink – Burger King super size Coke
Coke is pretty bad on the grand scale of sugary drinks. But Burger King manage to pack almost 80g of sugar into a super size coke. Instead of a hangover coke, just chow down on nine Pneguin Milk Chocolate wafer bars.
Worst energy drink – Rockstar Punched energy & guava
This pink monster makes coke look like water. The equivalent of 20 Maryland cookies, half a litre of Rockstar’s drink contains 78g of sugar and 335 calories.
Worst sports drink – Lucozade sport elite orange
Sports drinks replace sugar lost through sweat. You’d have to exercise a lot sweat out ten teaspoons of the white stuff, or two classic chocolate Magnum ice creams.
Worst iced fruit drink – Costa’s red berry cooler
To get the same amount of sugar as Costa’s red berry cooler you’d need to munch on 16 Nature Valley Oats & Honey Granola bars. If that doesn’t bring it home, that’s 108 per cent of your recommended daily allowance.
Worst iced coffee – Eat’s large mocha chiller
A large mocha chiller contains the same amount of sugar as eight twix caramel slices. This cold chocolatey delight packs in 90g of sugar – the same as two and a half cans of coke.