The Unexpected Sugar in our Summer Drinks

March 22, 2017

Today I came across a WCVB post detailing Dunkin Donuts’ decision to remove their coffee Coolatta from their drink menus beginning this summer. While skimming over the article, I was surprised to discover that a Coolatta contains 133 grams of sugar. Now to be fair, the large has the 133 grams. Regardless, you’re getting a giant dose of sugar, no matter the size. The new version will have 125 grams of sugar, as if that’s much better.

This isn’t an issue unique to Dunkin Donuts. Whether it’s DD, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, etc. We’re all aware that these drinks aren’t healthy. But when summertime comes and everyone is out and about, people have a tendency to drive by fast food restaurants. The drinks are so thirst-quenching and refreshing, that it’s easy to forget the havoc these drinks wreak on the body. When in doubt, drink water. If you want something sweet, stick with a size small. Your body will thank you for it, and you’ll be less susceptible to developing type 2 diabetes. The most important thing during the summer months beyond skincare is staying hydrated, so keep that in mind!

Namaste,

V

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