Unhealthy Ingredients to Keep Out of Your Coffee

Playing Three Ingredients You Should Never Add to Your Coffee

Prevention Magazine Executive Editor Olessa Pindak joins The Doctors to explain which items you should not be adding to your morning joe.

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• Non-Dairy Creamer. Olessa calls this one the worst offender. Choose coconut milk instead!

• Skim Milk. For decades we were told this was a healthy option, but studies now show that regular whole milk is a better choice – especially organic whole milk.

• Flavor Shots. “Whether it’s hazelnut or vanilla or pumpkin spice,” Olessa explains, “When you’re adding them you’re not just adding the flavor – you’re also adding sugar, and it’s a LOT of sugar.” If you’re looking for a little something extra in your coffee, Olessa recommends trying a capful of a natural extract, such as vanilla or almond. “You’re saving yourself almost 19 grams of sugar.”

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ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork notes that coffee is Americans’ number-one source of antioxidants. “Coffee is not bad for you. It’s what we add to it!”