Most of us would not sit down and eat 10 teaspoons of sugar in one sitting, yet millions of people are doing just that – they just don’t know it. The average soda has 10 whopping teaspoons of sugar in one bottle. That’s like adding 20 sugar cubes to your coffee.
If the sugar was settled at the bottom and visible, the thought of consuming it would probable gross you out. However, the sugar is disguised in a refreshing fluid, and people are drinking them by the gallons – 44.7 gallons a year to be exact, blowing away all other beverage including bottled water, beer, milk and coffee.
Unfortunately, one of our biggest drinkers are our youth. And to put this into perspective, if a teenager were to have 2 sodas a day every day, they would gain 208LBS from their their first day of high school until graduation if they don’t exercise.
And that’s just scraping the surface. After you take a look at these statistics, brought to us by Insurance Quotes, you may have a whole new outlook on this bubbly beverage.