Coffee's Hidden Calories

Milk and sugar can add fat to your morning latte

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MONDAY, April 21, 2003 (HealthDayNews) -- You're getting more than a dose of caffeine when you pick up your regular morning latte.

You might also be getting a mug full of calories, sugar and fat. For example, depending on the kind of milk and ingredients used, a large latte can be loaded with 250 to 570 calories, says a recent issue of the Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource.

But there's no need to get all frothy over this information. You can still enjoy your java drink, as long as you follow these tips for a healthy coffee break:

More information

Here's information about coffee and your health.

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic, news release, February 2003

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