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Sugar High: 20 Worst Beverages In America You Can Swallow

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Sugary drinks are the bane of our diets, and even some “health drinks” and “energy drinks” are full of sweet, empty calories. Men's Health came up with a jaw-dropping list of the 20 worst beverages in America right now, and created some pretty shocking photos to show just how much sugar you're sipping. Even if you've got a sweet tooth, we don't know many people would like to get their daily sugar allowance through a straw. Check out the astonishing list, below, and click here to read more about the nutrition facts of these super-sugary drinks. It'll give you the chills. And if it does, check out 10 Ice Cream Truck Treats That Will Blow Your Diet Fast and our equally scary brand-new post: What Happens to Your Body After You Drink a Coke Every Day, For a Long Time.

1. Worst Beverage in America – Cold Stone PB&C (Gotta Have It size, 24 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 30 Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies

2. Worst Smoothie – Smoothie King Peanut Power Plus Grape (large, 40 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 20 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

3. Worst Drive-Thru Shake – McDonald’s Triple Thick Chocolate Shake (large, 32 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 13 McDonald’s Baked Hot Apple Pies

4. Worst Frozen Mocha – Così Double Oh! Arctic Mocha (gigante, 23 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 41 Oreo Cookies

5. Worst Frozen Fruit Drink – Krispy Kreme Lemon Sherbet Chiller (20 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 16 medium-size chocolate eclairs

6. Worst Float – Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Soda (vanilla ice cream and cola) (large, 28.6 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 9.7 Fudgsicle fudge bars

7. Worst Margarita – Traditional Red Lobster Lobsterita (24 fl oz); Carbohydrate Equivalent: 7 Almond Joy candy bars

8. Worst Frozen Coffee Drink – Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatte (24 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 12 Dunkin’ Donuts Bavarian Kreme Doughnuts

9. Worst Hot Chocolate – Starbucks White Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream (Venti, 20 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 9 Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

10. Worst Lemonade – Auntie Anne’s Wild Cherry Lemonade Mixer (32 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 11 bowls of Cookie Crisp cereal

11. Worst Espresso Drink – Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream (Venti, 20 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 8½ scoops Edy’s Slow Churned Rich and Creamy Coffee Ice Cream

12. Worst Juice Imposter – Arizona Kiwi Strawberry (1 can, 23 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 7 bowls of Froot Loops

13. Worst Functional Beverage – Arizona Rx Energy (1 can, 23 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 6 Cinnamon Roll Pop-Tarts

14. Worst Kids’ Drink – Tropicana Tropical Fruit Fury Twister (1 bottle, 20 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: Two 7-ounce canisters Reddiwip

15. Worst Beer – Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (1 bottle, 12 fl oz); Carbohydrate Equivalent: 12-pack of Michelob Ultra

16. Worst Soda – Sunkist (1 bottle, 20 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 6 Breyers Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

17. Worst Bottled Coffee – Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino (1 bottle, 13.7 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 32 Nilla Wafers

18. Worst Energy Drink – Rockstar Energy Drink (1 can, 16 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 6 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts

19. Worst Bottled Tea – SoBe Green Tea (1 bottle, 20 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 4 slices Sara Lee Cherry Pie

20. Worst Water – Snapple Agave Melon Antioxidant Water (1 bottle, 20 fl oz); Sugar Equivalent: 2 Good Humor Chocolate Éclair Bars

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