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Health - Wellness
How Much Sugar Is In A Can Of Mountain Dew?
According to the American Heart Association, the average American consumes 77 grams of sugar daily, which translates to 60 pounds of added sugar every year. Consuming this much sugar can increase the risk of weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, and surprisingly, beverages provide the most added sugars to the average diet.
Too many alcoholic drinks can seriously impact your health, but soft drinks actually contain the most sugar. Out of many popular brands of soda, Mountain Dew has one of the highest amounts of sugar; a 12 oz can of Dew contains 46 grams or 3.8 tablespoons of sugar, beating the amounts contained in Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Orange Fanta, and more.
The American Heart Association suggests limiting your daily intake of added sugars to 36 grams for men and 25 grams for women, and having two cans of Mountain Dew triples this recommended intake. The only soda that barely beats Mountain Dew in added sugars is Mello Yello, which contains 47 grams of sugar in a 12 oz can.