【Comparison of calories in cold drinks】During summer, many people crave for a cold drink. In fact, most of the cold drinks contain a lot of sugar. The World Health Organization recommends that a person should not consume more than 5% of total calories from free sugar. For example if the total calories consumption of an adult is 2000kcal per day, his daily intake of free sugar should be less than 25g. Majority of the cold drinks contain about 20g of sugar, long-term intake would greatly increase the risk of tooth decay and obesity. Furthermore, the calories of a cup of red bean freeze is 260kcal, which is equivalent to a bowl of rice already.
Healthier option is to order hot drinks instead of cold drinks. Generally, hot drinks are smaller in cups, and mostly come with an external sugar sachet, so you can adjust the sweetness by yourself. But if you still want cold drinks, it is recommended to order less sugar, or even sugar-free. The calories of a cup of iced lemon tea with less sugar can be reduced from 140kcal to 90kcal. In addition, it is not recommended to drink more than one cup of cold drinks a day.
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