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That glass of fruit juice may be as bad for you as a sugar filled soda report researchers from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Many fruit juices have a similar calorie count to fizzy drinks and as much sugar! Here are some examples:
An eight ounce glass of Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice contains 22 grams of sugar. In comparison, an eight ounce glass of Pepsi contains 28 grams of sugar.
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250 ml or just over 8 ounces of a strawberry and banana Innocent smoothie contains 26 grams of sugar, just .5 grams less than 250 ml of Coca Cola.
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Eight ounces of Naked Juice’s Acai Machine contains 24 grams of sugar. There are about 4 grams of sugar in a teaspoon so consuming 24 grams of sugar is the same as eating over 6 teaspoons of sugar.