The One Milk You Should Avoid In Your Coffee If You’re Trying To Lose Weight

September 20, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | Food

At this point, everyone knows that a morning cup of coffee is non-negotiable. It is the source of all your energy for the day, after all…

But, most people don’t know that the ingredients they’re adding to their morning cups of joe can have a negative impact on their bodies–starting with the milk they choose.

Not sure which milk you should be avoiding in your coffee? Experts say that it’s best to skip coconut milk because of its high fat content.

Coconut milk is a popular milk alternative for those who are vegan, lactose intolerant, or looking for a healthier way to enjoy milk.


While studies do show that those who drink full-fat milk tend to weigh less than those who don't, it's still important to watch your fat consumption. 


"[Coconut milk] isn’t the best milk to gulp by the glass. While the fats in this beverage are the healthy type, they should still be consumed in moderation. Just one cup serves up 20 percent of the day’s saturated fat," according to the experts at Eat This, Not That! 

But, there are still some amazing benefits to coconut milk that shouldn't be overlooked. Coconut milk is loaded with medium-chain triglycerides, potassium, and vitamins, making it a viable traditional milk alternative. 


Remember: You just have to watch your intake because of its high fat content! 

If not adding coconut milk to your coffee isn't an option for you, it's recommended to opt for the unsweetened varieties. By doing this, you'll be avoiding plenty of unwanted calories and enjoying the most nutritious version possible! 

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Associate Editor

Emily Belfiore is a former associate editor of SheFinds. She wrote beauty, weight loss, wellness and celebrity stories for the site. She is a pop culture enthusiast.

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