So Exactly How Much Carbs Are In Your Favorite Drinks?
If you’ve been following fitness for a while you might have seen this infographic going around which shows exactly how much sugar by the gram is in popular drinks. And while this photo is very eye opening, it’s not very relatable because I’ve never seen anyone choose between a drink and a bag of sugar. That being said, I decided to attack the situation from a different angle using a comparable amount of bread to show you exactly how many carbs are in popular drinks!
What Is The Logic Behind My Findings?
At the moment, this nutrition program called IIFYM aka “If It Fits Your Macros” states that a carb is a carb no matter if it comes from refined sugars or from a multi-grain bread. Essentially the nutritional program assumes that since carbohydrates get broken down into sugar in the end, you can get your carbs from any source you wish.
Using this type of reasoning, we can compare items of similar carbohydrate as well as caloric content.
The results are a bit eye opening and will help you to better understand exactly what you’re consuming when you’re drinking sugary beverages.
Many people drink down multiple sugary beverages each day without a second though. However, this is one of the reasons why obesity is running rampant in today’s society.
What Should You Take Away From This Article?
This information is not mean to scare you but rather to help you visualize how much food you are actually ingesting. It’s difficult to imagine that a liquid could amount to a few slices of bread or a bagel but it is definitely an accurate comparison.
That being said, you should definitely become more conscious about what you are drinking. If you begin to opt for water instead of sugary beverages, it will give you room in your diet for more ACTUAL FOODS which will help you to feel more full. Especially since you can have as much water as you would like without consequences to your diet or exercise routine.
At the very least you can opt for lower calorie beverages such as diet sodas and reduced calorie juice. However, don’t say I didn’t warn you about artificial sugars as they have been known to cause cancer. And you’d always be better off eating the actual fruit than drinking it’s juice.
Anyways, that’s it for this article. I hope that it has been informative. Please let me know what you thought in the comment section below and thanks for reading!