Sugar content in energy drinks higher than expected

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A new poll had unearthed that 63% of British adults have serious misconceptions about the amount of sugar in energy drinks.

Some of the more popular energy drinks contain:

“A new poll had unearthed that 63% of British adults have serious misconceptions about the amount of sugar in energy drinks“

27.5g of sugar in a 250ml can of Red Bull

17.1g of sugar in a 380ml bottle of Lucozade Energy

24g of sugar in a 500ml can of Rockstar

55g of sugar in a 500ml can of Monster Energy.

According to Dr Nigel Carter of the Oral Health Foundation “One in three British adults now regularly consume energy drinks, with many feeling as though they need them to function throughout the day, most energy drinks have obscenely high levels of sugar and are extremely acidic. A dependence on energy drinks can very quickly lead to severe oral health problems such as tooth decay and dental erosion, as well as contribute to any number of other health conditions and diseases. Energy drinks add an unnecessary risk to the UK’s health and over-consumption is causing enormous, and in some cases, irreparable damage to oral health.”

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