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Coffee Nutrition Facts

Updated on February 17, 2012

If you’re like me you vaguely know some coffee nutrition facts like that a black coffee with no sugar or milk of any sort is around two calories. The low calories in coffee tend to be used as a crutch. Oh, I’ll just have a few spoonfuls of sugar and two creamers to get that nice tan look and excellent tasting coffee. Regardless, of whether you get your Coffee from Tim Horton’s (for us Canadians) Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts your coffee intake will have an effect on your health.

As we approach the summer months and even those people who have kept up with their new year’s resolutions to lose weight, you’ll know that creamy coffees are not good for weight loss. Often times it is said that for every one cup of coffee you drink you need to have two glasses of water to counter act the de-hydrating effect that coffee has.

I don’t think the average person will need to give up their morning coffee to lose weight but it does bear some importance to those people who have creamy cappuccinos with whip cream and sprinkles twice a day. Since these drinks are in fact drinks and do not hold any weight in your stomach they are very deceitful coffee calories. Not only is you calorie count rising but you don’t become full and are likely to eat more due to the dehydrating effect.

In a tall cappuccino with whole milk from Starbucks you’re looking at 108 coffee calories to start. Not including any additional sugar or whip cream. If you were to get the same drink at Dunkin’ Donuts you would be starting at 170 calories. And below is a shot of the Tim Hortons Coffee nutrition facts

Now for everyone reading this I know your saying, no coffee yeah right… good luck with that. Well I’m not saying that exactly. Drinking coffee in moderation does not directly lead to dehydration. But caffeinated beverages that have a lot of sugar added to them will make you jumpy, restless, or apprehensive. I always stick to water to keep my hydrated and enjoy a coffee here or there. Not only is water caffeine free, but it is has no calories what so ever. So if you’re looking to trim so calories from your diet and waistline try and cut down not on your coffee but who you take it. The sugar and cream can easily be substituted for healthy alternatives.


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    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      Up and useful. Ginger is a good replacement for those trying to cut back, but miss the buzz.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Jennifer H 6 years ago

      It's plain to see by your coffee nutrition hub that most people should watch what they put into their coffee's

    • ib radmasters profile image

      ib radmasters 6 years ago from Southern California

      Drinking Coffee is not the problem.

      Drinking $5 coffee is the problem.

      Coffee accessories are the problem.