How Much Sugar Is There in a Glass of Coke?


Quick Answer

A 12-ounce glass of Coke contains 33 grams, or about 8 teaspoons, of sugar and provides 136 calories. The USDA notes that this value is correct for soda that is poured straight from a can or bottle.

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Soda that is served with ice by fast-food restaurants contains less sugar. A 12-ounce cup contains about 23 grams of sugar and provides 95 calories. Frequent drinking of soda is not recommended, because it doesn't provide nutritional value, except perhaps a little fluoride and phosphorus. Fresh fruit juices are healthier because of the vitamins and minerals they provide, but because of the high natural sugar content, juices are also best consumed in small quantities.

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