Category: Drinks

The Gaming Lifestyle

 

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The gamer diet, a 2 liter bottle of Mt. Dew and a family sized bag of Doritos. Even though the meal may sound good, it is anything but.

To start of a regular sized bottle (12 fl oz) of the Dew has 46.3 grams of sugar! Now you may think that that alone is ridiculous you would be right, because, that is practically all the sugar in this combo because on the other hand a bag of Doritos (11 oz) has only 1 gram of sugar.

This combo may not be as bad if you were to go on a run or play a sport, but, gamers can’t sacrifice their precious time on unimportant things like that. I mean, those levels aren’t going to complete themselves!

#dontdewthedew

Your 8-Gram Hero,

Thomas

The New York Times Is On To Something

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Want to know how much sugar you eat each day?

Then you should go to this awesome interactive quiz by The New York Times. Basically what you can do is go through your daily foods and see how much added sugar you consume.

They have a good variety of foods and it’s very accurate. It’s also mind blowing how much sugar there is in average foods. One of the coolest parts of this is that if you scroll down you see how you blew the sugar, you can see how much sugar is in each piece of food.

I had some members at Sugar Kills and Kiva try this and there was a big variety of amounts. Some had 10 grams, another had 46 grams, one even had as high as 151 grams of sugar! I personally got 25 grams of sugar, but something tells me that we all won’t follow that exactly.

#newyorktimes

#checkyoursugar

By: Jadon Wellum

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