LOOK­ING FOR SOME HOT STUFF? BE CARE­FUL OF THE CALO­RIES

Irish Independent - Health & Living - - UPDATE -

As the tem­per­a­tures dip, hot drinks are be­ing heav­ily pro­moted in cafes to tempt us.

Hot drinks in win­ter can help you keep warm, but re­mem­ber that some are high in calo­ries.

Putting syrups and whipped cream in drinks adds ex­tra calo­ries and free sug­ars. Take­away cof­fees and hot choco­late can be high in calo­ries, free sug­ars and sat­u­rated fat.

An av­er­age medium café mocha from a high-street café chain can con­tain around 360 calo­ries. This is al­most a fifth of your to­tal daily calo­rie al­lowance.

If you are weight­watch­ing, stick to reg­u­lar cof­fee or tea, or ask for your drink to be ‘skinny’ (made with skimmed milk).

Also, limit your al­co­hol in­take, as al­co­holic drinks can con­tain a lot of calo­ries.

Even a short, brisk walk can make you feel warmer. It will also help boost your cir­cu­la­tion.

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