My toddler has been offered Sprite by well-meaning (albeit naive) servers at restaurants and though we always politely decline, I know there are many who innocently give these drinks to their children. This drink (and all other soda) has no place in the diet of a healthy child. One 12 ounce can of soda contains 39 grams of “sugar” in the form of high fructose corn syrup. (HFCS has recently been proven to be much worse for our bodies than regular table sugar! Read about it here.)
Maybe you’ve heard those numbers before- but have you seen what 39 grams of sugar looks like?
Would you give that to your child and say, “drink up!” ? I didn’t think so…
Don’t forget about yourself in this equation- that same amount of sugar is in the soda you might drink too- but who only drinks a 12 oz can of soda in the land of 20oz bottles, big gulps and free refills?
Mmm- wouldn’t you just love this over ice on a hot day?
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