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Nutritionist Warns That Super-Sized Drinks Can Lead To Super-Sized Problems

February 10, 2011 by  

Nutritionist warns that super-sized drinks can lead to super-sized problemslAs Starbucks prepares to release a new 31-ounce 'Trenta' size for its iced beverages in May, a health expert has stepped forward to warn the public about the health risks involved in excess sugar consumption.

Ellen Schuster, a state health specialist with the University of Missouri, said that a 'Trenta' lemonade, for example, could contain 21 teaspoons of sugar, which is more than most people should consume in a day, let alone in one drink.

Consumers would be doing themselves a favor by instead opting for the brand's 8-ounce short or 12-ounce tall sizes to limit their intake of sugar and calories.

Too much sugar often means too many calories, which can lead to weight gain and an increased risk of diabetes. Additionally, a 31-ounce beverage may contain a massive amount of caffeine, which can cause sleep problems or heart arrhythmia.

On top of everything else, 31 ounces is equivalent to 916 milliliters (mL), while the average capacity of a human stomach is 940 mL, according to The Columbia Encyclopedia. 

Aside from choosing a smaller size, individuals can keep calories down by making their beverages at home where they can control the amount of sugar and fat that goes into their drinks. 

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