Coffee has been proven to make you feel more energized, whilst burning fat and improving physical performance. Studies also show it may also lower your risk of several conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Depending on the type of coffee you are drinking, the amount of calories will differ significantly. Adding extras such as milk, sugar and syrup will all directly affect the calorie content of a coffee. A standard cup of black coffee (around 8oz) contains 1 calorie, but a cappuccino for example can contain anywhere from 60 to 160 calories, depending on the type of milk you take and the size of the cappuccino. For a low calorie coffee, switch the sugar to sweeteners, and switch full milk to skim or soy (or cut out the milk altogether!).
Caffeine content in different types of coffee can vary. A standard cup of coffee (around 8oz) will contain an average of 94.8mg of caffeine. An Espresso on the other hand will have an average of 63mg of caffeine, and a standard latte will contain an average of 77mg of caffeine. The caffeine content depends on the size, strength and type of coffee you are consuming.