There’s some not-so-sweet news for those of you who are among the 51 percent of Americans who sip coffee every day or the 26 percent who prefer tea. When plain, these drinks have just 5 and 2 calories per cup, respectively. But a recent study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California in San Diego found that adding sugar, honey, cream, half-and-half, or flavored syrups-which up to two-thirds of beverage drinkers do-amps up the calories.
The result? The typical cup of tea actually contains 43 calories, including 37 from sugar and 2 from saturated fat. The typical cup of java packs 69 calories, including 42 from sugar and 13 from saturated fat.
Consumer Reports on Health May 2017 Public Health Jan. 30, 2017
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