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Calories in a 20 Oz Wild Cherry Slush

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author image Gord Kerr
Gord Kerr's professional background is primarily in business and management consulting. In 1991, Kerr started writing freelance for a small local newspaper, "The Summerland Review," and a leading sailing publication, "Cruising World Magazine." Kerr has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfred Laurier University.
Calories in a 20 Oz Wild Cherry Slush
The syrupy sweeteners used to make slushes are laden with calories. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Slushes are made by freezing a non-carbonated sweetened base -- such as juice, tea or coffee -- and blending it with crushed ice and coloring. All frozen slush drinks, including wild cherry, pack calories due to their high sugar content.

Calories

A 20-oz. serving of wild cherry slush contains 286 calories with no fat and no cholesterol. Total carbohydrate content is 76 g -- all sugar. With 43 g of sodium, a 20-oz. of slush has no protein and no nutritional value, according to MyFitnessPal.

Sugar Content

The American Heart Association recommends that women should consume fewer than 100 calories per day of sugar and men should limit their sugar intake to no more than 150 calories a day. That amounts equals about 6 tsp. for women and 9 tsp. for men. Since the total amount of 286 calories is from sugar in a 20-oz. slush, that is the equivalent of more than 2.5 times the maximum daily amount for women and about 1.25 times the recommended amount for men.

Fun Fact

To burn the calories from drinking 20-oz. of wild cherry slush, you need to play hockey for 22 minutes, water ski for 29 minutes, do housework for one hour or play ping-pong for 44 minutes.

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