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Morning Coffee: Meal in a Cup

Some very very bad news from BBC Health News.


Morning coffee is ‘meal in a cup’

Milk is one of the reasons some cups of coffee had so many calories

*Counting the calories

The coffee you grab on the way to work may contain up to a fifth of your daily recommended calories, a study says.

Some of those tested topped the scales at almost 400 calories.

Researchers said lashings of full-fat milk, cream and chocolate are the culprits with a skimmed milk cappuccino weighing in at fewer than 30 calories.

The consumer group also found that a burger would be a healthier option than some coffee house snacks after testing products from three leading chains.

Most of the big chains do have information about the nutritional value of their products on their websites, but we’d like to see this displayed prominently in their shops.

They found that one mocha coffee made with full-fat milk added up to 396 calories, and the same coffee with semi-skimmed milk – but topped with whipped cream – contained 326.

You can read the rest of this dismal article HERE.

January 26, 2008 - Posted by | Diet / Weight Loss, Health Issues, News, Technical Issue


  1. “a burger would be a healthier option ” …OMG…i have not had a burger in over a year now coz i thought it is unhealthy.

    I even have milk with my tea.

    *goes to buy a big juicy burger*

    Comment by Mirror Polisher | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. O great! Now I am scared to drink coffee!

    Comment by Amina Ae Sook | January 27, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hee Heee, ladies, I think we knew, deep down, that anything that tasted that good was probably not so good for us! A skinny mocha has 225 fewer calories than a full milk mocha – so order skinny and feel good about saving those calories!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 27, 2008 | Reply

  4. So much of info on coffee!! I googled about the Aggregator, but find my blog insignificant to be listed out there!(I am not good at authoring any issues,only good at absorbing them frm lovely articles that I come across-for instance at your blog) Thks for enlightening me abt this! Hv a gr8 day!You express matters too well, it intrigues me and your perspective appeals to me!

    Comment by Purnima | January 27, 2008 | Reply

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