9) Flavored coffee drinks
Coffee might be the new, trendy drink. But with popular flavors like caramel, hazelnut, and vanilla popping up on menus nationwide (the average Starbucks customer may have ordered one of these 10 times this year), it’s no wonder that flavored coffee drinks are wreaking havoc on our waistlines. Non-dairy syrups used in these drinks can have up to 13 grams of sugar per 1/4 teaspoon (just under half of the FDA’s recommended daily intake). Flavored java drinks are also often topped off with whipped cream, more syrups, and flavoring, which can total around 100 grams of sugar. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that regular consumption of soda is linked to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. The organization recommends limiting soft drink consumption by avoiding all sodas not made with diet or artificial sweeteners as well as fruit juices containing more than 60% natural fruit juice.