18 'Healthy' Beverages That Surprisingly Contain A Ton Of Sugar

Sugar appears in unsuspecting foods and beverages.

According to the World Health Organization, the maximum amount of sugar people should consume in a day is less than 10% of their daily caloric intake, meaning less than 50 grams for a 2,000-calorie diet.

However, the WHO strongly recommends reducing that to 5%, or roughly 25 grams.

We took a look at a few beverages that appear to be healthy to see just how much sugar they actually contain. All of the drinks had more sugar than what the WHO recommends.

1. Vitamin Water XXX

Sugar per serving: 32 grams per 20-fluid-ounce bottle 

Percent of recommended daily intake (25g): 128%

2. Vitacoco Pure Coconut Water

Sugar per serving: 11 grams per 8 fluid ounces 

Sugar per bottle: 22 grams per 16.9-fluid-ounce bottle  

Percent of recommended daily intake: 44%/88%

3. Canada Dry Tonic Water

Canada Dry tonic water
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Sugar per serving: 29 grams per 10-fluid-ounce bottle

Percent of recommended daily intake: 116%

4. V8 Spicy Hot

V8 spicy hot
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Sugar per serving: 7 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per bottle: 42 grams per 46-fluid-ounce bottle 

Percent of recommended daily intake: 100%/400%

5. Core Power Protein Shake

Core Power protein shake
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Sugar per serving: 26 grams per 11.5-fluid-ounce bottle

Percent of recommended daily intake: 104%

6. Naked Kale Blazer

Sugar per serving: 32 grams per 15.2-fluid-ounce bottle 

Percent of recommended daily intake: 128%

7. Tropicana Grab-and-Go Orange Juice

Sugar per serving: 22 grams per 8-fluid-ounce carton

Percent of recommended daily intake: 88%

8. Snapple Lemon Tea

Sugar per serving: 36 grams per 16-fluid-ounce bottle 

Percent of recommended daily intake: 144%

9. Odwalla Original Super Protein

Sugar per serving: 48 grams per 15.2-fluid-ounce bottle 

Percent of recommended daily intake: 192%

10. Zeigler's Apple Cider

Zeigler's apple cider
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Sugar per serving: 30 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per carton: 240 grams per 64-fluid-ounce carton 

Percent of recommended daily intake: 120%/960%

11. Blue Diamond Almond Milk

Blue Diamond almond milk
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Sugar per serving: 7 grams per cup

Sugar per carton: 56 grams per half-gallon carton 

Percent of recommended daily intake: 28%/224%

12. Sunsweet Prune Juice

Sunsweet prune juice
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Sugar per serving: 25 grams 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per bottle: 100 grams per 32-fluid-ounce bottle 

Percent of recommended daily intake: 100%/400%

13. Slimfast

Slimfast
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Sugar per serving: 18 grams per 11-fluid-ounce bottle

Percent of recommended daily intake: 72%

14. Rice Milk

Rice milk
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Sugar per serving: 10 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per carton: 40 grams per 32-fluid-ounce carton 

Percent of recommended daily intake: 40%/160%

15. Organic Valley 1% Milk

Organic Valley 1% milk
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Sugar per serving: 12 grams per cup

Sugar per carton: 48 grams per quart

Percent of recommended daily intake: 48%/192%

16. Ocean Spray Light Cranberry Juice

Ocean Spray light cranberry juice
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Sugar per serving: 14 grams per 10-fluid-ounce bottle

Percent of recommended daily intake: 56%

17. Ocean Spray 100% Grapefruit Juice

Ocean Spray 100% grapefruit juice
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Sugar per serving: 17 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per bottle: 136 grams per 60-fluid-ounce bottle

Percent of recommended daily intake: 68%/544%

18. Tropicana Framstand Fruit and Vegetable Juice

Tropicana Farmstand fruit and vegetable juice
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Sugar per serving: 25 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per bottle: 150 grams per 46-fluid-ounce bottle

Percent of recommended daily intake: 100%/600%

 

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