Laura, Rachel and I were chatting about various things last night and part of it was on Sugar and Caffeine......since people "often" comment to me about how horrible coke is and it has so much more caffeine than coffee (which I have known is not true for years) and how juice is so much better for you...blah blah. Anyways I was curious to see the comparison of sugar content for pop compared to juice.
First coke contains about 1/3 of the caffeine coffee does - so that means I can technically drink 3x the coke a coffee drinker drinks in coffee....and I don't drink that much LOL. (This is based on 8oz of each)
Sugar content.....8oz of:
Coca-Cola classic 27 grams of sugar 97 calories
orange juice 27 grams of sugar 112 calories
apple juice 28 grams of sugar 111 calories
grape juice 32 grams of sugar 128 calories
As Laura knows ....I've had comments about coke going to give me diabetes....and make me "gain" weight.....btw that's one of those things that "bug me"....when people say things but it's just based on what they think when really it should be based on facts....sugar doesn't cause diabetes....Gerald's has been told by someone he would become diabetic from putting brown sugar on his cereal...ugh.
So based on my quick 1 min research (ok the caffeine research I actually did a whole project in highschool). Juice is worse for you if you look at the sugar....