September 30, 2008

Numbers Game: Answer

A 16 ounce can of energy drink SoBe Adrenaline Rush contains 16.5 teaspoons of added sugar -- all in the form of high fructose corn syrup.


By comparison, 16 ounces of Coca Cola offer 13.5 teaspoons of added sugar.

And since this energy drink -- like all others -- does not contain fat or protein, its entire caloric content (264 calories) is derived from high fructose corn syrup.

We're basically talking about soda infused with caffeine, amino acids, and vitamin B12.

I find that many people are unaware of the caloric punch these drinks can pack.

For example, I am often greeted with surprise when I tell someone that one SoBe Adrenaline Rush drink and two shots of hard liquor add up to 460 calories.

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