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The Sugar in Your Festive Drinks

In the News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50628962

not surprisingly, the amount of sugar that’s in one cup may exceed your RDA

that being said, I don’t know any ‘festive’ offerings that isn’t full of sugar

hspexy
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Faye1
Faye12 months ago

Water maybe. I don’t tend to buy sugary drinks even over Christmas

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador2 months ago

I think you have to self regulate, and maybe only have one or two of these drinks.

If you are drinking "A pint of Starbucks Caramel Hot Chocolate" everyday, then you are going to pay the price.

Also, the clue is very much in the name.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 months ago

Very true. Every photo of a beverage for this season is chocolatey, with some kind of sugary companion (salted caramel being everywhere atm), and lots of whipped cream to ooze fatty indulgence. It’s the season after all

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Auntielettie
Auntielettie2 months ago

Most of these drinks will disappear soon so I think if you fancy one have one, just don't have 2 or 3. It's all about self control, besides not many people have the budget for more than one.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

Too much sugar for a warm drink and some prices are ridiculous too

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hspexy
hspexy
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2 months ago

I agree. The prices are silly. I got a free drink the other day, some fancy latte from Greggs, and indeed it felt like I was drinking more sugar than anything else.

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KirstyW
KirstyW2 months ago

I knew there would be quite a bit but over 700 calories for a drink is crazy.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

The sugar police do this every single year. We all know that sugar certainly isn't the best for you, but anything in moderation is fine. It's Christmas, so let's have a bit of enjoyment. 🙂

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Suniverse
Suniverse2 months ago

Also sugar is added to milk no wonder why diabetes rates is high in England.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 months ago

the way a lot of our foods have been modified create problems for us. Even with fruit, a lot of it has been cultivated to be sweeter, so there’s higher levels of sugar, which is indeed bad for us when consumed in high quantities

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19782 months ago

I heard this story on the radio yesterday. 93g of sugar in one drink is ridiculous. I knew they were bad but I'm still shocked. You have to think of it as a dessert rather than a drink.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

Festive things are high in fat and sugar... That is how we like them

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296732 months ago

Sometimes I'm really glad I don't like coffee as it means I don't have the temptation with these. I make up for it by overdoing everything else sugary though!

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

I mainly have a strong black Americano or matcha latte when I go to coffee shops and I don't add any sugar. Although, I will grab the occasional seasonal drink, such as Pumpkin Spice Latte or Eggnog Latte to mix things up.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

I've just cut back on fizzy drinks I would rather stick to water

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

Christmas time must be really exciting at some of these commenters' houses. 🤣

Water? Woohoo!!!

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Rockman
Rockman2 months ago

Not a fan of festive drinks. Christmas drinks? Maybe.

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