How Unhealthy are the Festive Coffee Drinks?

With the Starbucks Eggnog Latte having over 500 calories, it just shows how unhealthy these festive coffee drinks are.With Christmas just around the corner, Starbucks, Costa and other coffee shops are getting ready to roll out their festive menu.

I’ve never been able to resist an Eggnog latte from Starbucks, and I patiently wait for it every single year. This year though, I won’t be having any festive drinks whatsoever. It’s obvious that these drinks aren’t exactly good for you. However, until I came across this article, I had never really considered just how bad they were.

The medium Eggnog latte for example, has almost 550 calories, which is absolutely crazy. What’s worse though is the fat and sugar content. With over 25g of fat and 58g of sugar, it’s perfect if you want diabetes. Even if you only have it occasionally, it’s still empty calories. I’d prefer to drink a glass of water and have a full meal at a nice restaurant instead.

I don’t know about you but I tend to overeat during the festive period. There’s nothing wrong with that, especially when you’re with the entire family and just enjoying a nice meal. Personally, I think it’s a good idea to skip the empty calories and eat something that you will actually like.

I’ve tried those Tassimo latte drinks and they taste very nice. Most importantly, they have less than 200 calories and around 5g of sugar. While that’s still not good, it is certainly a lot better than those festive drinks at Starbucks and Costa. They’re a lot cheaper as well, and cost less than 50p per drink.

This Christmas, I’ll be saving my hard earned money for better things and won’t be having any store-bought festive coffee drinks.

What is your opinion on all of this? Do you have a favourite festive drink and do you think it’s worth drinking 500 calories?

Let me know your thoughts!

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