A study has shown that some of the drinks from high street cafes contain a ridiculous amount of sugar, including 25 spoons of sugar (!) for Starbucks’s Hot Mulled Fruit and 20 spoons of sugar for Costa’s Chai Latte.
The problem with modern day eating is that it’s akin to traversing a landmine. Unless you have made it yourself, it is not always immediately obvious what went into creating the product. We all know a cup of hot chocolate is an indulgent treat but would you ever expect it to have the same amount of sugar as a can of Coke?
Many people don’t drink coffee, and even if you do, there’s only so many cups you can have in a day, which is why many coffee shops now offer alternative hot drinks which is wonderful. However, something as delightful as original Chai, should never get so distorted no matter how much it’s been tweaked for Western tastes or changed to “update” for a particular audience. Spices of Chai tea in its original, intended form is fantastic for your body being warming and circulating – but not when served with 10 spoons of sugar…
The cafes serving drinks with 25 teaspoons of sugar per cup | The Guardian
Image: Flickr / Seth Baur
You might also like:
- TCM nutrition – The lesser known cousin of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine
- Turmeric can’t do a thing for you without these other foods
- Should you be drinking almond milk?