18 'healthy' beverages that surprisingly contain a ton of sugar

Sugar appears in unsuspecting foods and beverages.

According to the World Health Organisation, the maximum amount of sugar people should consume in a day is less than 10% of their daily caloric intake, meaning less than 50 grams for a 2,000 calorie diet.

However, the WHO strongly recommends reducing that to 5%, or roughly 25 grams.

We took a look at a few beverages that appear to be healthy to see just how much sugar they actually contain. All of the drinks had more sugar than what the WHO recommends.

Vitamin Water XXX

Sugar per serving: 32 grams per 20 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake (25g): 128%

VitaCoco pure coconut water

Sugar per serving: 11 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per bottle: 22 grams per 16.9 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 44%/88%

Canada Dry tonic water

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Sugar per serving: 29 grams per 10 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 116%

V8 spicy hot

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Sugar per serving: 7 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per bottle: 42 grams per 46 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 100%/400%

Core Power protein shake

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Sugar per serving: 26 grams per 11.5 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 104%

Naked kale blazer

Sugar per serving: 32 grams per 15.2 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 128%

Tropicana grab and go orange juice

Sugar per serving: 22 grams per 8 fluid ounce carton

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 88%

Snapple lemon tea

Sugar per serving: 36 grams per 16 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 144%

Odwalla original super protein

Sugar per serving: 48 grams per 15.2 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 192%

Zeigler's apple cider

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Sugar per serving: 30 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per carton: 240 grams per 64 fl-ounce carton

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 120%/960%

Blue Diamond almond milk

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Sugar per serving: 7 grams per one cup

Sugar per carton: 56 grams per half-gallon carton

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 28%/224%

Sunsweet prune juice

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Sugar per serving: 25 grams 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per bottle: 100 grams per 32 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 100%/400%

Slimfast

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Sugar per serving: 18 grams per 11 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 72%

Rice milk

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Sugar per serving: 10 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per carton: 40 grams per 32 fluid ounce carton

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 40%/160%

Organic Valley 1% milk

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Sugar per serving: 12 grams per one cup

Sugar per carton: 48 grams per one quart

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 48%/192%

Ocean Spray cranberry juice light

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Sugar per serving: 14 grams per 10 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 56%

Ocean Spray 100% grapefruit juice

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Sugar per serving: 17 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per bottle: 136 grams per 60 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 68%/544%

Tropicana Farmstand fruit and vegetable juice

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Sugar per serving: 25 grams per 8 fluid ounces

Sugar per bottle: 150 grams per 46 fluid ounce bottle

Per cent of recommended daily intake: 100%/600%

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