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Does Sprite Have Caffeine?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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Does Sprite have caffeine? Sprite is caffeine free, and it contains water, natural lemon, high fructose syrup and lemon flavors. Although it does not have caffeine it contains enough sugar that will increase your energy levels.

One twelve ounce of Sprite contains 140 calories, 38 grams of carbs and all of them have added sugar.

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Excessive added sugar can lead to health issues such as increased risk of weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic health conditions. The American Heart Association suggest a daily upper limit of added sugar for males for 36 grams of sugar. And a daily upper limit for women for added sugar at 26 grams of sugar.

If you drink one twelve-ounce Sprite it will give you more than the recommended daily value of added sugar. And the added sugar amount is 38 grams of sugar.

Sprite Zero Sugar

Sprite Zero sugar is caffeine free but contains an artificial sweetener of aspartame instead of regular sugar. It is marketed as the healthier alternative option to Sprite because there is no sugar. The studies on the negative effects of artificial sweeteners on humans are still inconclusive.

Some of the healthier alternative options to Sprite is lemon lime drink without sugar and combine club soda with lemon or lime juice. Drinking water with lemon is a healthier option as well. If you can limit drinking sprite as best possible it limits your body from indulging in unnecessary added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Another healthier option is naturally flavored sparkling water. And if you are looking for caffeine from Sprite and you want to drink something healthier with caffeine than opt for coffee or tea.

“If you drink one twelve-ounce sprite it will give you more than the healthy recommended daily value of added sugar.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is Sprite is a caffeine-free drink but is loaded with a lot of unnecessary added sugar. If you drink a 12 ounce of Sprite the added sugar in it exceeds the recommended daily amount for added sugar advised by the American Heart Association.

Although it doesn’t have any caffeine, the added sugars are too much and can cause a variety of chronic health issues if you are not careful.

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