Pepsi vs. Coffee — The battle of sugar and caffeine
One of my New Years resolutions is to give up soda, mainly Pepsi because it’s been my go to for as long as I can remember. So how much sugar and caffeine am I really giving up or gaining by switching to homemade coffee?
Next, I wanted to see how much sugar I am either gaining or losing from switching to Pepsi vs. coffee. This one is a bit tougher, because I am one of those people who drinks coffee creamer with a splash of coffee. So for this comparison, I am using the creamer I am currently drinking which is Great Value Vanilla Caramel.
In a 12oz can of Pepsi, there is 41g of sugar. In my regular serving of creamer with a splash of coffee, I am guesstimating that I use about 20g of creamer in my 12oz cup.
In regards to calories, a can of Pepsi has 150 calories. 4 tablespoons of creamer is 120 calories. This is a 30 calorie difference per cup.
Now, to turn that into an easy visualization of how much sugar that is, a 12oz can of Pepsi has 2.73 tablespoons of sugar (41g). My coffee has 1.3 tablespoons of sugar in 1 cup.
In conclusion, by me cutting out soda, specifically Pepsi, and switching to drinking coffee, even if I drink coffee throughout the day as I would have with Pepsi, I am cutting my sugar intake by HALF every single day. I am gaining 130 mg of caffeine per drink (because toddler life, right?), and I’m cutting out 30 calories per cup.
Originally published at http://theblogofkaliann.wordpress.com on December 31, 2021.