If I were to sit down in a public place with my 1, 4 and 6 year-old children, and then feed them spoonfuls of sugar, what would be your reaction? Imagine I were to feed them 10 teaspoons of sugar each! I’m sure I would have to deal with a number of indignant glares and harsh words. I dare say that even the most liberal of parents would find something extremely disturbing about that image. 

A 2005 survey showed that almost 80% of children in Western society were regular consumers of soft drink. A 375 ml bottle of soft drink contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar! Some energy drinks contain an incredible about 20 teaspoons of sugar! Okay then, let’s just stick to fruit juice right? That should be okay. Well, perhaps if there was nowhere to purchase or grow your own fruit then yes, that would be okay in small doses. Fruit juice is however, merely fruit with much of the goodness squeezed out, yet with all of the sugar left in. Don’t even get me started on 25% ‘juices’, cordial and sports drinks etc. 

What is the ultimate thirst quencher? Nothing beats water, Adam’s ale, the elixir of life. Chug it down and I promise you, you will feel all the better for it. 

Want to know how much sugar is in an average energy drink? Check out the video below.