A cup of black coffee sets you back a measly 5 calories, but it’s hard to stomach the stuff straight up. We know you’re smart enough to stay away from fat-laden frappuccinos topped with whipped cream, but innocuous-sounding blends of espresso and milk can still carry a load of calories if you aren’t careful. For example, a 20-ounce latte made with whole milk weighs in at almost 300 calories and 15 grams of fat—and that’s before adding sugar. “If you want to add lightness to a robust brew, add just a splash of cream instead of the full cup of milk that goes into a latte,” Zuckerbrot says. “If it’s sweet you need, choose non-nutritive sweeteners and sugar-free syrups.”
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