For most people, starting the day without a cup of coffee is unthinkable.
So relax, we’re not telling you that coffee is the problem. Phew.
After all, it’s full of antioxidants and revs up your metabolism.
It’s what you put in it.
This coffee additive is bad news and is known for causing weight gain around the midsection. Right where you don’t want it.
So stop with the non-dairy creamer already.
It sounds like a healthy substitution if you want to cut dairy, but do you actually know what’s in it?
“They’re nothing but concoctions of oil, sugar and thickeners,” reports the Food Network.
“To make matters worse, the oils are the partially hydrogenated kind. While a one-tablespoon serving contains less than 0.5g of this super unhealthy trans fat, slurping this every morning will quickly pile up.”
Trans fat is the bad kind, the one associated with weight gain, belly fat plus serious health risks such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Those low-fat, non-diary creamers? Nope, they’re no good either.
“They’re made from the same mixture of unhealthy oils, thickeners, plus additional chemicals from artificial sweeteners–it just doesn’t seem worth the 10 to 20 calorie savings,” the report says.
“Even varieties that contain real dairy are spiked with thickeners and stabilizers.”
So if you’ve turned to creamers because you have issues with dairy, think about experimenting with milk alternatives such as almond, soy or flak milks.