School is officially out for my kids. As I was helping my daughter clean out her bins of school work and whatever that ended up in those containers, I came across a very interesting nutritional fact sheet about how much sugar is in a 20-ounce soda. On average, there's 65 grams of sugar in a 20 ounce bottle of soda. 65 grams equals to about 17 teaspoons. So you're consuming 17 teaspoons of sugar from drinking a 20 ounce bottle of soda. Ewwww..and yike! How do you convert grams into teaspoons? Just divide it by 4. For sugar, 1 US teaspoon = 4.2 grams.
Here are the common names for sugar in disguises:
High fructose corn syrup
I have to admit, when I think about the weight of a gram, I never imagined it to be worth so much. Now that I know in terms of sugar because grams converted to the U.S weight metric is different for butter, flour, liquid and so forth, 1 teaspoon = 4.2 grams, I do very quick calculations in my head whenever I buy stuff now. I hope this information will help everyone rethink the amount of sugar that's in their drinks and food.