Coffee is one of the few foods that almost all Americans consume on a regular basis. Seventy percent of Americans drink coffee at least once a week, and 62 percent of Americans drink coffee daily, according to the National Coffee Association.
You may already know that restaurants serve some of the unhealthiest coffee drinks you can sip—for example, Dunkin’s Butter Pecan Swirl Frozen Coffee has 1,160 calories and 168 grams of added sugar (336% DV) per 32-ounce large cup—but that doesn’t mean that flavoring your own brew at home is a slam dunk when it comes to improving your health. (For that, see: 8 Awesome Side Effects of Drinking Coffee.)
Now, we’re not saying you have to take your coffee black, but you do have to be mindful of what you’re putting in your coffee…