Kool-Aid Jammers Tropical Punch is a sweetened beverage that both children and adults like. The recommended serving size is 6 ounces, or 1 container, and using portion control can be essential for your health. If you eat more than one serving, the calories and carbohydrates can add up quickly.
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One container contains 70 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 15 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, and 0 grams of protein. Additionally, the product is fortified with vitamin C and contains 100 percent of the recommended daily intake for adults based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Upon first glance, the beverage may seem healthy due to the vitamin C, but 19 grams of added sugar equals over 4 teaspoons. Instead, try eating 1 cup of strawberries or 1 medium orange to help achieve the recommended vitamin C intake.
Ingredients in Kool-Aid Jammers Tropical Punch
The ingredients are listed in order of greatest quantity: water, high fructose corn syrup, less than 2 percent of ascrobic acid (vitamin C), natural and artificial flavor, citric acid, calcium disodium EDTA and Blue 1. Ideally, a healthy beverage would not have high-fructose corn syrup as the second ingredient. In high amounts, high-fructose corn syrup may lead to weight gain and elevated triglycerides, which is a type of fat in the blood. Calcium disodium EDTA is an additive that improves the shelf-life of the product. In large quantities, it can be toxic.