Happy National Coffee Day!
We hope you had your cup of joe this morning in celebration. Whether you”re an espresso, iced, cream no sugar, or even blended (Frappuccino or Coolatta, anyone?) type of person, we wish you a very happy and caffeine-induced National Coffee Day.
And while you sip your java, feel good about it. Why? There have been researches that show coffee drinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson”s disease and dementia. In addition, they have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems and strokes. (WebMD)
This doesn”t mean to load up on the extra cream and sugar, however. And don”t start yourself on an all-coffee diet, either. While your average cup of to-go 16 fl oz coffee is only 14 calories, add half & half and sugar to that and you”re consuming a whopping 125 calories — just for your morning cup, alone. More of a latte person? 143 calories for your 14 fl oz cup. Adding sugar and whipped cream? We”re up to 382 calories. YOWZA. (myfoodapedia.gov)
Basically, don”t drink the extras everyday. As a treat every now and then, go ahead — order that Frappuccino and feel GOOD about it. Just don”t do it on the daily. Opt for your favorite coffee flavor and some light creamer instead. Hey, even add some sugar while you”re at it — 44 calories for the whole shebang (myfoodapedia.gov). With calorie numbers that low, we think you could even drink two cups. Caffeine up!
What”s your favorite way to drink your morning java?