What are you really paying for at Starbucks?

At Starbucks, the price of coffee isn’t so expensive. But the profit margin changes when you order any special blended milk and sugar concoction.” You end up paying more for calories and sugar – a Starbucks caffe vanilla frappuccino grande contains 58g of sugar!

Sugar is one of the most toxic ingredients in prepared foods. It affects both psychological and physiological functions: it is “addictive” and puts one at high-risk for fatal diseases like cancer, high blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. It triggers changes in the brain and signals compulsive food consumption. The cost of coffee more than quadruples if you count the impending high calorie and sugar intake.

I was “addicted” to the lemon pound cake at Starbucks. That was 3 years ago. Since I eliminated all processed food with sugar and unhealthy fats, I no longer have a sweet tooth. Dried pineapple tastes very sweet to me. I now just order a green tea at Starbucks 🙂

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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