The amount of SUGAR in these MALAYSIAN drinks is SHOCKING


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From time to time, we do hear cases of Malaysians consuming too much of sweet but up to what extent are we well-informed about it? We do have options for ‘less sugar’ when we order our ‘teh tarik’ or even our ‘ais kacang’. However, the reality is that we still continue to consume drinks which are high in sugar content despite the countless warnings and campaigns being pulled off here and there.



I did a little research and sorted the following table below to show you a summary of how much sugar you may be consuming from these drinks which are commonly available in Malaysia.

 












































































































No.Drinks

Total sugar (teaspoon)


1Bubble tea

10.6


2Milo Dinosaur

9.2


3Pepsi

7.8


4Sprite

7.4


5Coca-Cola

6.8


6Red Bull

6.8


7100plus

6.8


8Teh

4.8


9Soya bean milk with sugar

4.8


10Orange juice (100% pasteurised)

4.6


11Watermelon juice

4.0


12Kopi

3.6


13Kopi ‘kau’ (Thick local coffee with milk)

3.6


14Barley

2.8


15Kopi-C (coffee with evaporated milk and sugar)

2.8


16Teh-C

2.8


17Kopi Siu Dai (coffee with evaporated milk, less sweet)

2.6


18Grass jelly with sugar

2.4


19Teh Halia

2.4


20Horlicks

2.2



 

coffee names

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Of course, we should also not forget to include another type of drink which can be seen as a staple drink in our daily lives: Starbucks. A campaign group called Action on Sugar recently carried out an analysis in the UK on the content of several beverages including the ones in Starbucks. 98% of the 131 hot-flavoured drinks shown a red nutritional value label for high sugar content with a third of them possessing similar or more amounts of sugar than Coca-Cola. Kawther Hashem of Action on Sugar cited that drinks like Starbucks should be consumed on an occasional basis rather than as an everyday drink. The following table would show you which flavour of Starbucks and its dangerously high sugar content.

starbucks coffee

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No.Starbucks Drink

Total sugar (Teaspoon)


1Venti Grape with Chai Orange Cinnamon

25


2Venti White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream

18


3Signature Hot Chocolate

15



 

I personally do not consume too much of sweetened drinks but I sure do know a great number of people around me who do. With diabetes becoming more common among Malaysians, consumption of sweet food should be reduced! What do you think? Do you have a sweet tooth?


Nicky Lee

by Nicky Lee

Your typical neighbourhood ah pek who roams on the internet to satisfy his curiosity. Bold. Loud. Talkative. View all articles by Nicky Lee.




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