Soda, pop, coke, cola or soda pop; whatever you call it, you probably call it tasty. People all over the world reach for enormous cups of coca cola to go with salad, burgers & fries, deli sandwiches and everything in between, which is why we at TFLA thought we should look at coca cola nutrition facts.
As the world’s most beloved soft drink Coke is available just about everywhere. No soft drink causes dieters greater temptation than the liquid calories found in coca cola.
Let’s peel the tab on coca cola nutrition facts.
Major Nutrients Found in Coca Cola
As you can see there isn’t much of anything in coca cola to complain about…other than sugar. With just about 40 grams of sugar in 1 can, that’s just sugar. Coca cola is made up of mostly sugar, high fructose corn syrup and a variety of flavoring extracts.
If you love to drink coca cola, just keep in mind the calories found in a can of coca cola when you pair it with a meal. If you’re on a 2,000 calorie diet, be sure to add 143 calories to keep your calorie count in tact.
When choosing a can or bottle of coca cola, avoid dented or bloated cans. Cans with any kind of blemishes will change the fizzy carbonation and you just may sipping on flat coke.
Keep coca cola in the fridge or in a cool, dark place to keep maximum flavor and full fizz. Coke tastes best—in my humble opinion—when it’s cold, so a few hours in the fridge and it’s a nice and sugary way to wash down your lunch salad!
Drink It With:
Coca cola goes with just about anything, but for weight loss or weight maintenance purposes you should try and pair Coke with something light in calories. We have some great dinner recipes under 400 calories here, that would make a good companion to one serving (note serving size above) of coca cola.
Burn Off Calories In Coca Cola
To burn off the calories in a can of Coke, you would need to do:
- 40 minutes of walking
- 28 minutes of belly dancing
- 22 minutes of cycling