Starbucks: Coffee or Calories in Disguise?

According to WebMD coffee is the new health food.  So of course taking a trip to Starbucks seems perfectly justifiable.  Right? Well although coffee offers a lot of health benefits such as lowering  your risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer,  many Starbucks drinks are full of sugar and empty calories that can negate these benefits.

Not trying to knock on Starbucks, but a Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccinohas 410 calories, 16 grams fat (10 saturated), 270 milligrams sodium, 54 grams sugar. That’s comparable to eating two Wendy’s Hamburgers.

So, if you want to get a sweet treat that still offers the health benefits of plain ol’ coffee  opt for other tasty Starbucks beverages like a Skinny Vanilla Latte (Tall=150 calories, Grande= 200,  calories, Venti=250 calories) or Light Caramel Frappuccino w/o whipped cream (Tall= 90 calories, Grande= 150, Venti=190).

Starbucks: Coffee or Calories in Disguise? Could be both, could be neither. It simply depends on what you choose.

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