Are you drinking yourself FAT? The surprising amount of sugar in your favourite beverages revealed - and why you should only have THREE ingredients in your smoothies

Mail Online | 5/7/2018 | Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia
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You eat eggs for breakfast, salad for lunch and plenty of green vegetables for dinner - and yet you still can't shift those last few kilos.

Have you ever wondered whether what you're drinking is to blame?

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Dietitian Susie Burrell recently delved into the issue of liquid calories and the sugar that goes into your favourite beverages.

From coffee to coconut water, juice and smoothies, these drinks can often contain as many as five teaspoons of added sugar. Here, FEMAIL takes a look at the worst offenders.



Speaking to Sunrise, Susie explained that these drinks could be adding an extra breakfast-worth of kilojoules to your day.

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'It really comes down to the breakfast choices. It can be the really big coffees, the super large smoothies and of course the juices - and a single one of those can have more than half of your daily calories,' she said.

She added that if you choose something like a small cappuccino in the morning, you're probably fine.

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But it's when you start jumbo sizing your morning caffeine hit, and adding sugars and syrups, that you need to be worried.

'It's the jumbo-sized caramel lattes that have got three or 400 calories or 20 to 30 grams of sugar in them per serve,' she said.

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To combat this, Susie recommended choosing a small coffee and refraining from adding any extra sugar. It can also be a good idea to stick to just one coffee each day.

When it comes to smoothies, the dietitian recommended it's easier if you make your own at home - so that you can pick what goes into them.


'Think maximum three ingredients,' she said - adding that you should ideally go for...
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