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Complete Nutrition Information

How nutritious are sugary drinks? Which sugary drink is the highest or lowest in sugar and calories? Refer to the tables to learn about the nutrition content of the beverages included in the Sugary Drink FACTS Report. The drinks are separated by category. 

Sugary Drink Categories

Energy Drinks

Energy drinks in the Sugary Drink FACTS report are labeled by the manufacturer as “energy drinks” or “energy supplements” and contain high levels of caffeine (typically 80 mg or more per serving). 


Flavored Water

Flavored water products in the Sugary Drink FACTS report include non-carbonated drinks described as a “water beverage” on the product container or that include the word “water” in the name of the drink. Typically, these products are clear and colorless. All flavored water products in the report contain added sugars. 

Fruit Drinks

Fruit drinks in the Sugary Drink FACTS Report are fruit-flavored beverages that contain no more than 50% fruit juice. These products are referred to by manufacturers as juice drinks, juice beverages, fruit cocktails, nectars, and fruit-flavored drinks. While these drinks often have pictures of fruits on the front of the package, they may contain no actual fruit juice at all. 

Iced Tea

Iced tea/coffee drinks in the Sugary Drink FACTS Report include ready-to-serve drinks that are primarily described as “iced tea” or “coffee beverage” in the description of the product. All iced tea/coffee drinks in the report contained added sugar. 

Regular Soda

Regular Soda in the Sugary Drink FACTS Report includes carbonated sugar-sweetened soft drinks with at least 2 grams of sugar per 8-ounce serving. 

Sports Drinks

Sports drinks are marketed as drinks that should accompany physical activity. They carry the label “sports drink” or explicitly convey that the beverage should be consumed around physical activity, with phrases such as “for athletes,” “pre-game fuel,” and “post-game replenishment.”   According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, in most cases there is no need for children to drink sports drinks. 


 

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