Healthiest and Unhealthiest Starbucks Drinks

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Your cup of joe just got a bit more complicated
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Try adding coconut milk to your beverage for a healthy alternative.

Your morning cup of coffee may be the best way to start your day, but if you are reaching for an unhealthy specialty drink, the sugar, fat, and calories can add up. Whether you go to Starbucks every day or once in a while, it’s important to know what you’re putting in your body and how it will affect the way you feel later.

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If you are addicted to Starbucks, you may be in luck. The healthiest options, such as unsweetened tea and black coffee, are very beneficial for your health. Coffee has been linked to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and provide a healthy dose of antioxidants. Tea also has antioxidants and reduces inflammation in the body. However, when these superpower drinks are enhanced with milk, sugar, and syrup, the calories can tack on quickly. We created a list of the healthiest and unhealthiest Starbucks drinks to help you sift through the menu quickly and easily.