How Much Sugar Is In Your Favourite Fall Lattés?
It’s latte season! As soon as it was officially fall, I was into the pumpkin spice lattes, chai tea lattes and salted caramel lattes. The catch is, I make my own version of these delicious bevy’s. Why you ask? It really comes down to sugar and other ingredients that don’t belong in lattes.
Did you know that the average person consumes about 150 pounds of sugar PER YEAR. Pretty scary, right?
Sugar seriously adds up, quickly. Check out the amount of sugar in your fave fall lattes that popular café’s serve.
Pumpkin spice latte: 52 grams of sugar
Chai tea latte: 45 grams of sugar
Salted caramel mocha: 68 grams of sugar
That’s a lot of sugar! That’s not natural sugars you would find in fruits and veggies, that’s added sugar like refined white sugar.
Consuming copious amounts of sugar can lead to a host of health concerns such as:
- Hormone imbalances
- Mood changes – depression and anxiety
- Heart disease
- Blood sugar imbalances
- And much more
The more preventive measures we take now, the more we set ourselves up for a successful health journey as we age. There are ways we can implement changes, right now!
So, I’ve whipped up 3 healthier versions of those said lattes above.