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Cold coffee-drinks – caffeine-containing calorie bombs

Especially in the case of welding heat in the summer driving, it is important to drink a lot. Of coffee drinks from the refrigerated section, but you should exercise better the Finger. In some of these products as many calories as 16 cubes of sugar stuck. In addition, the calorie bombs often contain significantly more caffeine.

Coffee was long considered to be harmful to health, but today we know that the popular drink is healthier than is often assumed. In studies it has been shown that coffee is good for the heart and the colon cancer-can reduce risk. And the caffeine helps with weight loss. However, if one falls back on the cold coffee drinks from the refrigerated section.

Any amount of sugar and additives

Whether Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Café Latte, or iced coffee – cold coffee beverages from the refrigerated section in the summer high season. They contain but mostly a lot of calories and a lot of sugar and additives. The consumer points to the Central Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in a message.

These products are mixed milk beverages or milk products with coffee. According to the experts they consist mainly of low-fat milk or whole milk. Other ingredients are coffee, sugar, sometimes cocoa powder, and almost always additives. The caffeine content is approximately equivalent to a Cup of coffee, however, there are also coffee drinks with substantially more caffeine.


“With a mug or a bottle of coffee beverage to be drunk in between, fast times, up to 320 kcal, more calories than in a half a table full of milk chocolate stuck, or about as much as a Cheeseburger”, explains Antje Degner of the consumer advice center of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The total amount of energy drinks of course also depends on how much of coffee beverage is included in the cups. The span in a sample of the consumer ranged from 190 to 400 milliliters.

48 grams of sugar in a drink

Often, the coffee-containing drinks a lot of sugar. 48 grams of sugar found the consumer according to the nutrition table in a 400-Milliliter bottle of coffee drink. That’s the equivalent of 16 cubes of sugar.

The most cold coffee drinks contain additives. Often thickeners, such as carrageenan. Also emulsifiers, modified starch and acidity regulators are added to the part of the course. If you want to know whether and which additives are included, you should take a look in the ingredients list.

The conclusion of the consumer: coffee drinks from the refrigerated counter are not as a thirst quencher, suitable. These products are more likely to be a calorie – and caffeine-containing substances between meal with a lot of additional. (ad)

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