- We read Nutrition Facts on each bottle and found the grams of sugar in one serving size, or 8 oz.
- We calculated how many servings were in one bottle. Most bottles were 20 oz, so we used that number, and got the total grams of sugar in one bottle.
- We weighed one teaspoon of sugar (4 grams) and calculated how many teaspoons of sugar are in one bottle.
- We measured out the number of teaspoons into a plastic baggie for each beverage, so we could SEE the difference!
Water – 0 tspSugar Limit for one entire day: 48 g or 12 tsp
V8 – 6 tsp
Vitamin Water – 8 tsp
Sports drink – 9 tsp
Apple juice – 18 tsp
Coke – 17 tsp
SoBe Citrus drink – 25 tsp
Then we thought about what it would be like to eat the bag of 25 teaspoons of sugar. Yuck.
Then we talked about a few things. One, would you rather eat natural sugar that comes straight from an apple, no sugar added, instead of a coke that is full of added sugar? Or diet soda, filled with fake, chemical sugar?!
Last, we thought about what happens to you if you eat more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day. We though you would gain lots of weight, and have trouble in class because you’d feel really hyper and then later you’d feel sick, tired and have a headache.
At the end of class we made delicious smoothies!