Enjoy an iced coffee, better skip dinner or hit the gym afterwards.
With the Cancer Charity warning that some iced coffees contain as many calories as a hot dinner, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) conducted a survey of iced coffee sold by some popular chains in Britain including Starbucks,
Cafe Nero and Costa Coffee to give the calories as studies increasingly link obesity with cancer.
The worst offender, a coffee from Starbucks had 561 calories, other iced coffees contained more than 450 calories, and the majority had an excess of 200.
Health experts advise that the average women should consume about 2000 calories a day and a man about 2500 calories to maintain a healthy weight.
Dieters in for 1000 to 1500 calories a day.
The fact that there is an iced coffee on the market with over a quarter of a woman’s daily calories allowance is alarming.
Doctor Rachel Thompson, science programmer manager at London-based WCRF, said in a widely reported statement, this is the amount of calories you might expect to have in an evening meal, not in a drink.
The WCRF has estimated that 19 thousand cancers a year in Britain could be prevented if people lost their excess weight, with growing evidence that excess body fat increases various cancers.
If you are having these types of coffee regularly.
Then they will increase chances of you becoming overweight, with in turn increases your risk of developing cancer as well as other diseases such as heart disease, she added.