It is no surprise our fall favorite coffee was offered earlier than ever before! The pumpkin craze has become significant with back to school and football season. So is this “pumpkin” kick ‘bad’ for your waistline? We certainly know our bank accounts feel it once we realize the $3.00 – $4.00 coffees add up. Add in the occasional donut you buy, and your waistline will grow as your wallet shrinks.
Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte
Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Cholesterol: 50 mg
Sugars: 49 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Latte With Skim Milk
Fat: .5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Sugars: 51 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Protein: 12 g
Panera Bread’s Pumpkin Spice Latte
Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Sugars: 46 g
Sodium: 115 mg
Protein: 7 g
As you can see these “Medium” drinks have more sugar than a candy bar! We like to enjoy one occasionally, but that does not mean one a day. That is of course if you plan to look like a pumpkin!
Heard of Green Coffee Bean Extract? It’s all over TV, talk shows, and magazines. If you haven’t, here’s the deal:
These beans encourage weight loss, yet do not have any coffee smells or tastes. Unlike actually coffee beans, these green coffee beans are not roasted. When the beans are left un-roasted, a natural chemical called chlorogenic acid does not decrease. This chemical is supposed to aid in weight loss and decrease your appetite.
As this is still a new phenomenon, research is still being done to weigh out the
cons and pros. Don’t take any statistic at face value without further research. We hope that everything they say is true, but only time will tell. Be careful for now and still engage in healthy eating and exercise!
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