Thursday, 25 February 2016

Lose Weight & Save Money - Hidden sugars in our favourite coffee's


If you love your daily frothy coffee from Starbucks or Costa then I'm afraid that I have some bad news for you but I promise that both your waistline and your bank balance will thank me for it!

My Twitter pal, Boyzone's Shane Lynch retweeted something the other day that truly shocked me as I think it will you. It was a link to an article about just how much sugar is in our favourite frothy beverages and I was absolutely stunned.

A grande (16-ounce) Classic Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks contains more sugar than a Snickers bar and half a cup of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food ice cream, and three glazed donuts!!

Starbucks Hot Mulled Fruit Grape which you would expect to be a healthier option is the worst offender and contains a whopping 25 teaspoons of sugar!

I don't know about you girls, but that has definitely put me off ever getting a frothy coffee again, just imagine all of that sugar turning into fat and the amount of damage that it's doing to you. I'm totally the type to say 'oh well you only live once, have little treats and enjoy yourself' but this is just lethal. Can you imagine putting 25 teaspoons of sugar in your coffee or tea at home? It's utter madness.

If you are a regular coffee drinker, my advice would be to either have a plain filter coffee or a tea instead and just imagine the pounds that will fall off your weight and the money you will save by buying the cheaper option or giving up all together. Say you spend £3.50 per day on coffee during the working week, that's £70 per month just think of the new dress/shoes/bag that you could buy with that all whilst being healthier, it's a win win!

Below is a list of various coffee house favourites which show the grams of sugar in each and also how many teaspoons with the worst offenders at the top.

Starbucks Hot Mulled Fruit - Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon Venti (99.0 - 25)
Starbucks Hot Mulled Fruit - Apple with Chai, Dried Apple and Cinnamon Venti (88.0 - 22)
Costa Coffee Chai Latte Massimo - Eat In (79.7 - 20)
Starbucks Hot Mulled Fruit - Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon Grande (76.0 - 19)
Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream Venti (73.8 - 18)
Starbucks Hot Mulled Fruit - Apple with Chai, Dried Apple and Cinnamon Grande (69.0 - 17)
Starbucks Signature Hot Chocolate Venti (60.0 - 15)
Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream Grande (59.1 - 15)
Costa Coffee Mocha Latte Massimo - Eat Out (57.5 - 14)
Costa Coffee Mocha Latte Massimo - Eat In (56.3 - 14)
Costa Coffee Hot Chocolate Massimo - Eat Out (54.0 - 14)
Costa Coffee Hot Chocolate Massimo - Eat In (53.1 - 13)
Costa Coffee Mocha Massimo - Eat Out (52.6 - 13)
Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Venti (52.0 - 13)
Starbucks Hot Mulled Fruit - Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon Tall (52.0 - 13)
Costa Coffee Mocha Massimo - Eat In (51.7 - 13)
Caffe Nero Caramelatte - Drink In (50.6 - 13)
Costa Coffee Chai Latte Medio - Eat In (49.3 - 12)
Starbucks Signature Hot Chocolate Grande (47.4 - 12)
Starbucks Hot Mulled Fruit - Apple with Chai, Dried Apple and Cinnamon Tall (47.0 - 12)
Eat Matcha Latte Big (45.2 - 11)


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