More sugar in fruit drinks that fizzy beverages

Beverages labelled as ‘fruit drinks’ are confusing consumers into thinking they’re healthy, when in reality many are worse than fizzy drinks.

A report earlier this year found that a tax on sugary drinks could save 26 000 US lives per year, and Australian experts want mandatory warning labels on energy drinks, after a spike in heart tremors, chest pain and sleep deprivation as a result of the beverages was observed.

This info graphic paints a scary picture of what sugary drinks are doing to people’s health, and it’s not just soft drinks in the firing line, with research finding fruit juices are just as bad.



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