Friday, March 2, 2007

Starbucks No More


If your daily routine includes swinging by Starbucks for a quick latte, you may be well on your way to diabetes, obesity, or both. A grande cafĂ© mocha with breve ends 580 calories and 40 grams of fat down your system. The recommended calorie intake is about 2,000, which means that one cup has roughly the same calories as a full meal, without the nutritional value. In fact, according to News Target, Starbucks’ drinks can hardly be called coffee – coffee-flavored sugar is more like it. The coffee itself is not bad, but with all the sugar, cream, and other heavy add-ons that go into each cup, you might as well have ordered ice cream.

That's about equivalent to eating a Big Mac.

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