Health & Fitness

6 soft drinks with less than 20g sugar per serving

Just how much sugar are you having?
 

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It can be really hard keeping to your sugar limit especially when you eat out often. Sugar is sneakily added into just about any foods. A standard portion of bubble tea contains a whopping 52.6g sugar, by the way.

The Health Promotion Board recommends no more than eight to 11 teaspoons of added sugar daily, which works out to 40 to 55g. A 330ml serving of coke (330ml) has close to 7 teaspoons of sugar – more than half your daily sugar quota.

 

Choose the healthier choice whenever possible

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We scoured the supermarket to find popular soft drinks with less than four teaspoons (20g) of sugar per 250ml serving. Sugar-free choices like Heaven & Earth Ayataka and Pokka Oolong Tea are not included in the list, but they’re definitely healthier choices if you don’t mind the bitterness of the teas.

For those who want a sweet treat without busting their sugar limit, choose from these lower-sugar drinks. 

 

F&N Seasons Reduced Sugar Ice Lemon Tea (500ml)

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Per 250ml:

60 calories
14.5g sugar

 

Pokka Premium Earl Grey Milk Tea (500ml)

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Per 250ml:

98 calories
17g sugar

 

Yeo’s Jasmine Green Tea (500ml)

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Per 250ml:

52.5 calories
13.3g sugar

 

100 Plus Lemon Lime Isotonic Drink (500ml)

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Per 250ml:

63 calories
15g sugar

 

Yeo’s Chrysanthemum Tea (500ml)

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Per 250ml:

75 calories
15g sugar

 

Coca Cola Light (500ml)

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Per 250ml:

0 calories
0g sugar

*Although this has zero calories and sugar, it contains artificial sweeteners like sucralose and acesulfame-k. Drink in moderation as these sweeteners can make you crave for more sugar.

This article was first published on Shape.

 

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