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Christmas Coffee Calorie Alert and Healthy Skinny Options

Christmas Coffee Calorie Alert and Healthy Skinny Options

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    Dec 24, 2015   Author : admin

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Christmas is just around the corner, and that usually means restaurants, bistros and coffee shops in town are going to whip up something delicious and tasty. Here in MYC, our go-to treat for the holidays would be a cup of gingerbread cappuccino or a savoury hot chocolate (yum!). We won't argue that taking in coffee during the holidays is quite an addictive pastime, especially when they're that flavourful. From gulping down our favourite Lattes, Frappuccinos to Toffee nuts, they’re basically what we’re looking for to warm ourselves from the cold season. However, we've recently come across an article from DailyMail stating that Christmas coffees will give you a waistline like Santa Claus. As much as we love Mr. Claus, we'd like to gulp down healthy drinks that won't make us gain weight.

Image: DailyMail

However, opting for skinny drinks won’t help either, because drinks made from skimmed milk apparently contain more sugar compared to other full fat options. According to The Healthy Home Economist, "If you drink skim milk, you will be missing out on the satiating, blood sugar and insulin steadying affects of saturated fat, so your body will automatically give you sugar and carb (grains) cravings to make up for it.” This means our body is still able to make saturated fat out of sugars, making our sugar cravings quite impossible to control. In other words, gulping down this addictive drink up until Christmas will definitely put a toll on our weight.

So how does one avoid gaining so much weight this holiday season? Skip your favourite calorie laden Christmas coffee. Yes, you heard us right. This may be a difficult scenario to reckon, but it’s one of the most effective. However, if you’re a caffeine lover who relies on coffee to get through the day, here are some guidelines for you:

1. Coffee lovers should moderate their daily caffeine intake to at least a dose level of up to 400mg/day (in a 65kg person).

2. Pregnant women who rely on caffeine to get through their busy schedule should consume no more than 200mg/day (for a 65kg person).

3. In case your child will need a bit of caffeine in their system, they should consume no more than 2.5mg/day.

You can also find healthier drink alternatives here.

Images: DailyMail, SheKnows.com, Brewed-Coffee.com | MYC Writer: Elonah Bioneda

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