Sugary Drinks Calculator
Can you guess how many teaspoons of free sugar are in pop, energy drinks, sport drinks, milk, etc.? Use the Sugary Drinks Calculator to find out!
Did you know?
- The average Canadian eats about 105 grams or 26 teaspoons of sugar a day.1
- Sugar provides over 20% of our total energy (or caloric) intake for the day.1
What is Sugar?2
Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides energy or calories, but no other nutrients. Some foods, like milk, grains, fruits and vegetables, contain natural sugars. Although, these foods contain natural sugars, they also contain other important nutrients, like fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Free sugars include sugars that are added to foods and beverages by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates. (They do not include naturally occurring sugars found in whole fruit or vegetables or sugar in unsweetened milk).2
To respond to your nutrition and healthy eating questions, you may call Telehealth Ontario to speak to a Registered Dietitian toll free at 1-866-797-0000 from 9-5 pm Monday to Friday. Services are available in in both English and French, with translation support for some other languages.