This is how many calories your tea and coffee habit is adding to your diet EVERY DAY

It is an accepted part of your everyday routine ? but your morning cuppa may have far more calories than you think.

An analysis of tea and coffee drinking habits based on a National Health and Nutrition Survey of more than 19,000 adults in the US found two-thirds of coffee drinkers and one-third of tea drinkers put sugar, cream and flavourings in their drinks ? which adds up to extra calories.

Those who drink black coffee consume about 69 fewer calories per day than those who add sweeteners, milk or cream to their drink.

Worryingly, sugar accounts for 60 per cent of those calories, with fat making up the rest.

And the news is just as bad for tea drinkers.

Tea drinkers tend to add fewer calorie-dense substances to their tea if they add anything at all, the analysis found.

But compared to drinking plain tea, add-ins such as milk and sugar can pile 43 calories onto your daily intake each day.

85 per cent of these are sugar, says Professor Ruopeng An from the University of Illinois.

He said: ?Many people prefer drinking coffee and tea with sugar, cream, half-and-half or honey.

?These add-in items are often dense in energy and fat but low in nutritional value.

?Milk products add a bit of calcium to the diet, but the amount ? 22 milligrams per day, on average ? is negligible.

The daily recommended calcium intake is 1,000 to 1,300 milligrams, depending on one′s age and pregnancy status.

?The daily intakes may seem small, but the extra calories every day can add up to extra pounds.

Our findings indicate that a lot of coffee and tea drinkers regularly use caloric add-ins to improve the flavor of their beverages, but possibly without fully realising or taking into consideration its caloric and nutritional implications.?

Something to think about next time you go into your local coffee chain.

Some special coffees, such as the festive treats released in December, contain more calories than a Tesco chicken and bacon mayonnaise sandwich and have a higher sugar content than a mars bar.

Topping the chart of the gut-busting winter drinks was Costa′s Mint Hot Chocolate, made with whole milk, which contained a staggering 452 calories.

Almost a quarter of a woman′s recommended daily intake.

The healthiest - or at least the less calorific - option was Starbucks' new Hot Fudge Chocolate, but it still contained 302 calories.

Professor An′s research is just another timely reminder to think about the added extra′s in your hot drinks.

His data suggest that more than 51 percent of American adults drink coffee and nearly 26 percent drink tea on any given day - that′s more than 160 million.

Most Read

★10 Ways To Use Sesame Oil For Beautiful Skin

★Pasta eaters may have better diet quality: study

★Top 10 Fruits To Eat To Lose Weight Quickly

★6 Best Oils for a Naturally Clear and Glowing Skin

★The health benefits of popular foods

★Why You Need to Start Combining Avocados and Peaches

★This One Exercise Helps You Become a Better Runner

★Eating cheese does not raise cholesterol, study finds

★Top 10 Unknown Beauty Tips and Tricks

★Scientists found effective dandruff treatment

★Recycling temple waste along the Ganges with Help Us Green

★Acne sufferers likely to live longer than people with flawless skin

★A Beginners Guide to Sun Salutations

★Skinny jeans and big fluffy hoods contribute to back pain

★Do you want to be paid for sleeping well at night?

★The amazing and healthy benefits of meditation!

★6 Fantastic Yoga Asanas That Will Help You Fight Skin Problems

★10 questions about laser hair removal

★Legumes, nuts and kale can help you get big muscles

★9 Simple Yoga Asanas & Tips for Weight Loss

★Working It Out: The future of work and digital

★8 Practical Tips to Lose Weight Without Dieting

★10 Signs You are Obsessing About Your Weight

★4 Superfoods for a Healthy Looking Skin

★Looking towards India for design

★Face Open Pores

★10 Healthy Twists on Classic Diner Dishes

★Why most people use emotional words to persuade others

★Learn How To Do Pearl Facial At Home To Get Naturally Glowing Skin Instantly

★15 Kitchen Herbs and Spices with Powerful Health Benefits

★Mushrooms could prevent risk of Dementia, scientists say

★Surgery addict rushed to hospital after his body REJECTED his new nose

★The Benefits of Yoga Beyond Flexibility

★Humans evolved to benefit from fermented foods

★Making handloom accessible

★Face Scrubs and Face Packs

★Can high heels give you cancer?

★Using Kalonji Seeds for Weight Loss

★Top 5 foods for glowing skin

★Dairy and vitamin D supplements protect against bone loss

★Numerous health benefits of bitter melon (uses , side effects)

★Cancer risk of breast implants 10 times higher than first feared

★5 Hot Yoga Poses For Rapid Weight Loss

★Medication Management Tips

★Take care of your coloured hair with Wella

★15 Best Heart-Healthy Foods

★5 Dairy-Free Cheese Options Worth Trying

★Does ginger gene offer key to younger looking skin?

★5 Yoga Poses that Can Give You a Glowing Skin

★Breathe Right to Live a Healthier and Better Life

©2019-2020 All rights reserved.