Is Starbucks Refreshers Revitalizing Energy, Blueberry Acai, Real Fruit Juice healthy?


By: Starbucks

10
CQ SCORE

90
CALORIES PER SERVING

17
INGREDIENTS

SALT

N/A

SAT FAT

N/A

SUGAR

HIGH

FIBER

N/A

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 100.0
  • Fat 0.0
  • Protein 0.0

- Health Benefits of Artificial Sweeteners are Inconclusive - may not be a healthy substitute for sugar

- Contains Added Sugars- the American Heart Association recommends no more than 24g daily for women and 36g for men

Macronutrient Score

Are the proteins, fats, and carbs in this food from the best sources?

8.3/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 0.0%
Fat Quality: -100.0 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 100.0%
Carb Quality: 23.8 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 0.0%
Protein Quality: -100.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 2
Whole Carb Ingredients - 1

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

1.8/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 1.0/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 0.0/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 6.8

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

8 Processed Ingredients
9 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients
1 Artificial Sweetener Ingredients

17

INGREDIENTS

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Carbonated Water

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Carbonated water is water into which carbon dioxide gas under pressure has been dissolved.

White Grape

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Apple P RG

Apple

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

the round fruit of a tree of the rose family, which typically has thin green or red skin and crisp flesh.

Blueberry

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a small sweet blue-black edible berry which grows in clusters on North American shrubs related to the bilberry.

Acai

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Sugar P RG S

Sugar

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

The generalized name for sweet, short-chains of soluble carbohydrates. The world produced about 168 million tonnes of sugar in 2011. The average person consumes about 24 kilograms (53 lb) of sugar each year (33.1 kg in industrialised countries), equivalent to over 260 food calories per person, per day. New FDA nutrition facts labels recommend no more than 50g of added sugars per day. Potential negative health effects of excess sugar consumption include addiction, Alzheimer's disease, changes in blood glucose levels, cardiovascular disease, hyperactivity, obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.

Erythritol

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol (polyol) that is produced through fermentation of glucose using a specific micro-organism. It naturally occurs at low levels in many fruits and at higher levels in fermented foods (soy sauce, cheese, wine, and beer). 60-70% as sweet at table sugar, it is usually blended with other sweeteners, but has almost no calories, does not affect blood sugar, does not cause tooth decay, and is only partially absorbed by the body.

Natural Flavors

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

The FDA requires the term natural flavor or natural flavoring be applied for any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof.

Green Coffee Bean Extract

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Citric Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a sharp-tasting crystalline acid present in the juice of lemons and other sour fruits. It is made commercially by the fermentation of sugar and used as a flavouring and setting agent.

Color

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Color description to be deleted

Vitamin C

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

An essential vitamin required for normal teeth, blood vessels, and bones as well as a protective antioxidant. RDI is 90 mg/day for adult males and 75 mg/day for adult females. Please check USDA Dietary Guidance for intakes for children, pregnant women or for persons with chronic disease. Vitamin C is known as Ascorbic Acid. In addition to being a nutrient, it is also used as a preservative and antioxidant in a wide variety of foods. It helps to preserve color. Commercial vitamin c is often derived from corn.

Stevia Leaf Extract

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Artificial Sweetner

DESCRIPTION

Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana.

Panax Ginseng Root Powder Extract

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Also called Niacin, Vitamin B3 is one of eight B Vitamins. All B vitamins help convert food into fuel to produce energy. An essential vitamin required for metabolic energy production and maintenance of the central nervous system. RDI is 16 mg/day for adult males and 14 mg/day for adult females. Please check USDA Dietary Guidance for intakes for children, pregnant women or for persons with chronic disease.

Vitamin B5

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Also called Pantothenic Acid, it is one of eight B Vitamins. All B vitamins help convert food into fuel to produce energy. An essential vitamin required for the metabolism of fats and proteins. RDI is 5 mg/day for adult males and females. Please check USDA Dietary Guidance for intakes for children, pregnant women or for persons with chronic disease.

Vitamin B6

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Also called Pyridoxine, it is one of eight B Vitamins. All B vitamins help convert food into fuel to produce energy. An essential vitamin required for the metabolism of amino acids and fats as well as for the promotion of red blood cell production. RDI is 1.3 mg/day for adult males and females. Please check USDA Dietary Guidance for intakes for children, pregnant women or for persons with chronic disease.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

90Kcal

4%

Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 20g
Estimated Added Sugars 7g 23%
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 60.0mg 100%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0.0mg 0%
1) Daily values adapted from new nutrition label that manufacturers must comply with by July 2018, found in the Food and Drug Administration�s Final Rule �Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels,� pages 903�906 with the exception of added sugars and sodium based on American Heart Association recommendations
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Micronutrient Profile of Comparable Product
Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg - 163g - 507Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 269mg 4%
Phosphorus 494mg 49%
Zinc 2mg 11%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 2mg 11%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.5mg 33%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 35%
Niacin 5mg 24%
VitaminB6 0.2mg 10%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 1mcg 17%
Choline N/A
VitaminK N/A N/A