Your daily coffee could contain up to 300 calories
According to the World Cancer Research Fund, alcohol can make up as much as 10% of a person’s daily calorie intake if they’re a regular drinker.
For example, a large glass of wine each day is the equivalent of eating an extra English muffin with fruit jam, or a peanut butter and jam sandwich every day.
And, while a daily coffee might not seem like such a big deal, when you consider that some coffee drinks such as a latte start at around 200 calories and frapuccinos, for example, can go up to 300 calories or more, you can see how over time that adds up to extra inches around your waist.
While at least coffee might contain milk, and with that calcium, alcohol has very little or no nutritional value. Worse, says the World Cancer Research Fund, alcohol is linked to many diseases – it has already been proven to be linked to breast, bowel, mouth and liver cancer. Even moderate drinking can also disrupt normal sleep, and it also increases your appetite making you more likely to become overweight.
If you’re not sure how many calories you’re drinking each time you have a drink, have a look at the the World Cancer Research Fund’s online alcohol calorie counter. For coffee calories, head to Calorie Counting.