How about a tall ice cold refreshing glass of bacon?
According to the article in Men’s Health, the 20 Worst Drinks in America, the
Cold Stone Creamery PB&C is the equivalent of eating 68 strips of bacon.
The sugar equivalent is 30 Chewey Chips Ahoy Cookies.
Check the stats:
131 g fat (68 g saturated)
153 g sugars
Folks, we are drinking ourselves to death, and it’s not by alcohol. If you combine the death rate from obesity/health related diseases, these far outnumber the deaths from alcohol and drugs. What’s worse is many of these drinks are disguised by misleading words. Who would think that Lemon Sorbet would be the same as eating 16 Krispy Kreme Chocolate éclairs. Look at this.
Lemon Sorbet Chiller from Krispy Kreme.
40 g fat (36 g saturated)
115 g sugars
But it’s not just the fancy designer drinks. Simple soft drinks have calories that are considered “empty”. They have little nutritional value. Guzzle a big gulp and imagine all that sugar going to camp out on your butt or legs. That’s what it does. Instead of that yummy milkshake, imagine eating a glass of bacon grease. It’s the same thing. Anybody ready to go through Sonic now?
Bacon is great, in my opinion. But when I know I’m going to be eating it or cooking with it, I cut way back somewhere else. And really, this post is all about moderation. One of these every few weeks or so may not be a big deal. But the sales stats of these drinks suggest that many people are FREQUENT repeat offenders. We are full blown in summer humidity and nothing sounds better than a frosty cold drink. And the urge to drink them are never as intense as when we’re on the road and it’s hot and the kids are screaming and we are grumpy and nothing helps the grumpy more than chocolate or sugar. I get it. But let’s think before we do it and try to plan ahead for road trips. Our health depends on it.