Many specialty coffee drinks from coffee shops contain much higher sugar content than you would think. The CDC recommends about 12 teaspoons of sugar per day for Americans 2 years and older. Many drinks from Coffee shops contain double this amount – and that’s only for 1 beverage!
Eliminating the extras or add-ons at coffee shops can help to eliminate some of these unnecessary sugars. Consider personalizing your drink and cutting down on how many pumps of syrup you order. Swapping whole milk for low-fat milk is an easy way to reduce your saturated fat intake.
There are many tasty options with sugar content that won’t cause harm in the future! Check out this tip sheet to learn more.