The sweetest drinks in the US: These bestselling beverages have the most sugar per ounce

Business Insider | 7/4/2017 | Dave Mosher and Diana Yukari
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Quenching summer's heat with a sugary soda or lemonade seems quintessentially American.

But many people don't understand how sweet their favorite drinks really are.

World - Health - Organization - Adults - Grams

The World Health Organization recommends that adults limit themselves to 25 grams of added sugar per day. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is more generous with its guidelines, suggesting Americans consume no more than 50 grams of sugar daily.

The average American, meanwhile, consumes nearly double the FDA's limit — and scientists are increasingly discovering the dire consequences of such excess.

America - Sugar - Business - Insider - Euromonitor

To see where America is getting its sugar, Business Insider asked Euromonitor to provide data on the bestselling non-diet drinks in the US in six categories: colas, non-cola sodas, coffees, teas, energy drinks, and energy shots. We then looked up the sugar content and drink volume using...
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