One 12-ounce can of soda has eight teaspoons of sugar. For the entire day, nutrition experts say you should consume no more than seven teaspoons of sugar. So, by drinking one can of soda, you have blown your entire sugar intake for the day, and more.
One 12-ounce can of soda has eight teaspoons of sugar. For the entire day, nutrition experts say you should consume no more than seven teaspoons of sugar. So, by drinking one can of soda, you have blown your entire sugar intake for the day, and more. Mario Tama Getty Images
One 12-ounce can of soda has eight teaspoons of sugar. For the entire day, nutrition experts say you should consume no more than seven teaspoons of sugar. So, by drinking one can of soda, you have blown your entire sugar intake for the day, and more. Mario Tama Getty Images

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When you down a can of soda, you’ve blown your daily sugar intake — you’re still drinking?

March 02, 2017 7:28 PM

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Sheah Rarback, a registered dietitian, is on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. She answers your questions about nutrition.