1. We don’t use High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). SodaStream flavors contain natural cane sugar rather than HFCS frequently used by competitive packaged sodas. 1
2. Regular SodaStream flavors contain 2/3 less sugar, 2/3 less calories and 2/3 less carbs than similar packaged sodas. 2
3. SodaStream Cola contains less calories and less sugar than packaged soda (12-oz can values):
a. 53 calories vs. 140 calories for packaged Cola 2
b. 12g of sugar vs. 39g of sugar for packaged Cola 2
4. SodaStream Waters line of products is made from all-natural ingredients and contains no artificial flavors, no artificial color, no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup.
5. SodaStream now offers a Sugar-Free Pink Grapefruit sweetened with all-natural Stevia.
6. Sodastream offers a range of all-Natural flavor essence to flavor sparkling water “MyWater”.
7. Today, almost 70% of American adults and more than one third of American children are obese or overweight. The obesity rate has been rapidly growing in past 10 years, from 24.5% in 2004 to 36% today. 4
8. An average American consumes almost 156 pounds of sugar in one year. Half of it is coming from added sugar in food and drinks. 3
9. Half of the added sugar consumed in the US is coming from drinks, of which 79% comes from sodas! 4
10. One can of regular soda contains as much sugar as the maximum recommended daily dose of sugar. 4
11. Every packaged soda can contains 9-10 teaspoons of sugar. No one would agree to 10 teaspoons of sugar in their coffee, so why would anyone agree to have 10 teaspoons of sugar in their soda? 2,3
1. Consumption of HFCS has been associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as it is thought that fructose may cause increased fat deposits in the abdomen. Source: Nseir, W.; Nassar, F.; Assy, N. (2010). "Soft drinks consumption and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease". World journal of gastroenterology.
Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity1,2 George A Bray ,Samara Joy Nielsen, and
Barry M Popkin http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/79/4/537.full
2. Each can of 335ml / 12oz contain about 39g of sugar. Source: Coca-Cola website - http://productnutrition.thecoca-colacompany.com/products/coca-cola
3. U.S. Department of Agriculture - USDA.
4. CDC - Center for Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db82.pdf, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus12.pdf#