Almost all my adult life I was fooling myself, pretending that it is better to have unsweetened coffee or tea with a biscuit instead of sugar… I used to drink couple of coffees and teas a day with a biscuit (or two) on a side, but no sugar… to make it healthier!
Couple of days ago I decided to check and compare the calorie count, just to find out how wrong I was, that actually sugared coffee has much less calories than unsweetened coffee and a biscuit.
Approximate calories in tea or coffee with:
- 1 tsp sugar = 16 cal
- 2 tsp sugar = 32 cal
- 50ml milk = 30 cal
- digestive = 71 cal
- 2 digestives = 142 cal
- sugar + milk = 46 cal
- milk + digestive = 101 cal
- sugar + milk + digestive = 117 cal
The choice is yours… from now on I will definitely reduce amount of consumed cookies and now rather add a spoon of demerara sugar than eat a biscuit with my coffee.