A morning cup of coffee is a daily, almost sacred ritual for many of us. For most people, moderate amounts of coffee can be healthy and may lower the risk of certain diseases. But while it is OK to enjoy a cup of coffee, take a moment to think about what you are putting in it.
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When glancing at coffee creamer labels, the calorie and fat content seems minimal, so it may be hard to understand why you would need to hold back. Keep in mind, however, that most people add one to two tablespoons (or more) of liquid or powdered creamer to an 8- to 12-ounce cup or mug, which adds unhealthy fats and added sugars.
When it comes to coffee, black is best. For those who desire the oh-so-creamy coffee flavor, check the ingredient listing and try to choose creamers with no more than 20 calories and 0.5 grams of saturated fat per serving and no added sugars.