Men’s Health takes a look at America’s most sugary drinks and their junk food equivalents. A Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with whipped cream (venti size) from Starbucks has the same amount of sugar as 8½ scoops of Edy’s Slow Churned Rich and Creamy Coffee Ice Cream. Calorie-wise, the picture might look a little different. Still though, that’s a lot of sugar.
Be careful what you drink, boys and girls.
[via Boing Boing]
The problem is that the sugar content might be equivalent, but the calories are nowhere close. Snapple with 150 calories, is compared to 2 Good Humor Bars, with 360 calories, and much more fat. With more effort, Men’s Health could have chosen food with similar nutrition content, rather than just sugar content.
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I’m with Cody– this falls into the category of extremely misleading visualizations. I’m actually a big fan of the “Eat This, Not That” books (but not as *big* as I used to be, thanks in part to the books; get it? :-) ) so this is quite disappointing as I now intuitively know that these comparisons are nowhere close to equal, calorie-wise.
(I should qualify my comment by noting that the “Eat This, Not That” series apparently provided the data; not sure if they wrote or endorsed the misleading article.)
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