25 teaspoons of sugar in some of the nations favourite hot drinks!
Starbucks, Costa and Caffè Nero have recently been accused of fueling the obesity crisis with their sugar laden speciality drinks. An investigation by the campaigning group Action on Sugar found that of the 131 flavoured hot drinks they looked at, a whopping 98 per cent would receive a red label for high sugar content under guidelines drawn up by the Food Standards Agency. The recommended daily amount of added sugar for an adult is 30g or around seven teaspoons. The worst offender was the large – or venti – serving of the Hot Mulled Fruit drink from Starbucks. It comes with chai, orange and cinnamon and contains a shocking 25 teaspoons of sugar per cup! More three times the recommended daily amount for an adult. The top 5 culprits are: Costa Coffee’s Chai Latte, Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream, Starbucks’ Signature Hot Chocolate, KFC’s Mocha and Caffè Nero’s Caramelatte.
Sugar is one of the main factors of obesity
Some of us in the office are admittedly Costa addicts and love nothing more than a syrup and cream laden latte (in moderation) but we’re still surprised at how many teaspoons of sugar are in some of these drinks.
If these findings come as a shock and you are a regular at either of these coffee shops don’t fret, there are healthier options you can ask for such as skimmed milk, sugar free syrup and decaf coffee/tea.
Alternatively why not try a Teatox?