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Did you know there are approximately:

  • 5 teaspoons of sugar in a can of cola
  • 8 teaspoons in a can of lemonade
  • 6 teaspoons in a bottle of flavoured water
  • 5 teaspoons in a can of energy drink
  • 10 teaspoons in a 600ml bottle of juice
  • 2 teaspoons in a regular latte
  • 16 teaspoons in a standard thickshake
  • 7 teaspoons in a juice-bar smoothie


Milk beverages such as lattes & chocolate milk have the least teaspoons and the lowest glycaemic index (GI) types of sugar, which are better for our health. Milk also has a range of essential nutrients such as calcium, protein, and vitamin B12. Try lactose free, soy, or almond milk alternatives if you are dairy intolerant.

Written by Jenny Davidson, Dietitian


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