I am a big fan of green tea. I wrote this not long after we started the blog and later picked up a nice item on Dr. Oz and green tea. So, I was shocked to see the horrible job SoBe did on their version of Green Tea.
The Men’s Health Blog wrote it up as the Worst Bottled Tea. Turns out the 20 ounce bottle contains 240 calories BUT 61 grams of sugar. At 4 grams per teaspoon, this is over 15 teaspoons of sugar. Do you really want to shovel that much sugar into your system?
This seems doubly disappointing as the SoBe brand, owned by Pepsi is sold to us on the impression of cleansing the mind, body and spirit with names like Nirvana and Cranberry Grapefruit Elixir. The Men’s Health Blog says, “Don’t be fooled. Just like this bottle of green tea, all of these beverages are made with two primary ingredients: water and sugar.”
They suggest drinking Honest Tea Green Dragon Tea. The 16 ounce bottle contains 60 calories and only 16 grams of sugar.
Sounds good to me.
I have written about McD’s sugar drinks before on the blog. You can read Why Mc Donald’s Shamrock Shake is a Sugar Monster and Why You Shouldn’t Drink Mc Donald’s Frozen Strawberry Lemonade. Check the links for further details.
On June 8 I wrote How to Beat the Heat. In it, The New York City Office of Emergency Management suggested, “Drink fluids – particularly water – even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid beverages containing alcohol, caffeine, or high amounts of sugar.” Emphasis mine.