How much sugar do you drink?

by / / 2016 Winter

poster-sugarDid you know

  • Australia is in the top 10 countries for per capita consumption of soft drink?
  • Sugary drinks, or sugar sweetened beverages, include all non-alcoholic water based beverages with added sugar such as non-diet soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks and cordial.
  • Research has shown that consuming 340ml of sugary drink a day (which equates to less than one can) increases your risk of type 2 diabetes by 22% when compared to drinking one can a month or less.
  • Many drinks contain acid that harms your teeth, including regular and diet soft drinks, sports/energy drinks and fruit juices. Acid weakens tooth enamel which can lead to tooth decay

To see how much sugar you drink, check out our Health Promotion poster on sugary drinks. If you would like a copy of this poster for your workplace please contact Anna Huddy: anna.huddy@health.nsw.gov.au

For more information on sugar in drinks and to have a go on a sugar drink calculator, go to the Cancer Council Victoria website