Category: Drinks

Juices and Smoothies Snackdown!


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You thought both juices and smoothies are healthy, but their’s one that’s superior to the other.

There are many different factors that can affect this. A homemade smoothie or juice is better than store bought, and what you use in your smoothie/juice can change the results but here are the facts: An all-fruit smoothie has less sugar and more fiber than a fruit juice.

You may be asking, “What is this fiber and how does it make a smoothie better?” Basically, fiber is a carbohydrate your body cannot break down, so because of that it leaves your body feeling much fuller. When you make juice, although you get a lot of nutrients, you don’t get the filling fiber, making you want more food.

So basically, both are fairly healthy choices, but if you want to be filled, smoothies are you best choice.

Written by: Jadon W

Lemonade’s Not as Great as you Think.

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A glass of lemonade isn’t that sweet.

One serving of Minute Maid Lemonade has 44 grams of sugar. That’s almost twice the amount sugar a person should have in a day. It’s high in sugar, so next time you drink a glass of  lemonade, remember; it’s not as great as you think.

#NotSoSweetLemonade

By: Priya C.

Edited by: Augustus T.

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Hot Chocolate

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The weather is getting cold (except in the southern hemisphere) and the snow is starting to fall.

We are all in our houses, snuggled up in blankets, drinking our hot chocolate…but are we going to start looking like Santa if we keep it up?  It turns out in a 12 oz drink of Hot-Cocoa there is actually 36 grams of sugar.

That is over the daily recommended amount and half of the next days sugar in just one mug of hot chocolate!

#sugarkills

By: Thomas K.

Death-Fil-A 101

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I bet you’ve been to Chick-Fil-A and gotten a milkshake.

I also bet you don’t know the amount of sugar in any of the shakes. I’ll tell you:

  • 18 oz Chocolate milkshake: 111g
  • 18 oz Cookies and Cream milkshake: 100g
  • 18 oz Strawberry milkshake: 98g
  • 18 oz Vanilla milkshake: 95g

https://www.caloriecount.com/cc/search.php?searchpro=Chick-Fil-A+milkshake

24 grams of sugar is the amount that your supposed to have in a day. All of these shakes are about 4-5 days worth of sugar. When you add them all up, you get a total of 404 grams of sugar, which equals 101 grams on average of sugar per shake. I hope next time you want a shake, you don’t choose Chick-Fil-A. Make a healthier choice.

By: Gus T.

McDonald’s Milkshake vs Wendy’s Frosty

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We all know that McDonald’s can make you Mcfat (getting fat from McDonald’s).

Their meals are very unhealthy. But now, its time to look at their deserts or more specifically, their milkshakes! We are going to compare a 12 oz McDonald’s chocolate triple thick “Death”shake with a 12 oz chocolate frosty from Wendy’s.

According to my calculations, McDonald’s triple thick milkshake is 7.28 times worse than Wendy’s frosty.

Which Disastrously drink would you consume? Anyone would obviously choose what’s not McDonald’s. Which ever one you think tastes good might not be what it seems.

#McFat

#ImHatingIt

#SugarKills

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Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème

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 The double chocolaty chip creme Frappuccino with blended creme.

It may sound somewhat appetizing, and a good treat for the holiday’s, but in my experience with this drink, I just tasted straight up chocolate.

After further research, I found out that it has 52 GRAMS OF SUGAR plus 20 grams of fat! So take my advice, and never get this drink because of the amount of sugar. Plus, it’s a waste of money, and you can make it yourself with less sugar at home.

By: Madelyn B.

 

SugarBucks: Caffe Mocha with No Whipped Cream

 

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It’s that time of year, it’s getting chilly and we all want Starbucks, just don’t get this…

The Caffe Mocha with soy milk and no whipped cream has 34 grams of sugar. That’s over one daily serving of sugar. You also have to think that this drink doesn’t have whipped cream. Its very high in sugar yet it doesn’t have all the extra stuff and flourishes. So next time you go to Starbucks and get a drink, make a healthier choice.

#Sugarbucks

By:Madison M. and Matthew N.

The Triple Thick Deathshake

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Milkshakes are a creamier drink than others. Its sweet, sugary, and totally cravable!

If you want an 18 oz milkshake, Do Not Go To McDonald’s, because their Triple Thick Shake has a whopping 546 grams of sugar in an 18 oz cup! Look for yourself by visiting this site and changing the serving size to 18 ounces.

#McDonaldsStrikesAgain

Slide and Post By: Jordan Eilers

 

 

Is Motts Good For You?

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All of Motts commercials promote that a serving of juice is good for you and promotes healthy growth.

While the juice may be good, sugar-wise it isn’t. This drink has 28 grams of sugar. That’s a little over a day of sugar.  So one glass in the morning, and your done for the day. Most diabetics or people with insulin resistance can’t even have juices like Mott’s.

Most parents give their younger kids those juices because they are “healthy” but are you really helping your kid by feeding them so much sugar?

#Isitgoodforyou?

By: Maddy M

Gatorade vs. Powerade

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In the flood of new energy drinks, it is hard to keep track of all the sugar in them. In this comparison, we will be comparing two of the most popular brands; Gatorade vs Powerade!

Let the fight begin!

In the red corner coming in with 56 grams of sugar, is Gatorade Thirst Quencher! In the blue corner coming in with 28 grams of sugar, is Powerade!

Both of them are over the daily recommended sugar amount of 24 grams, but it seems like in this case Powerade is the winner!

Hold on a second; Let’s broaden our searches for a second match, to Gatorade 02. This type of Gatorade has only 18 grams per bottle. So, Gatorade 02 will be the best for you if you are looking for the least sugar in your drink.

#TheFightIsOn

By: Thomas K