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Why You Should Never Order Pumpkin Spice At Coffee Chains

October 15, 2017 by Leah Carton
shefinds | Food

Fall's finally here, and you know what that means-- it's pumpkin spice latte season. It's no secret that the perfect hot drink to go to on a chilly fall day is a PSL. If you're one of the unique ones who actually don't order this drink, odds are you definitely know someone that does. However, do you know exactly what's in the drink? The answer may surprise you... 

 

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We know it's tough to resist. The PSL comes around just once a year and you can never seem to get enough by the moment you finally get your hands on it. Trust us, we've been there too. But it may be time to put that latte down. There's one reason you actually shouldn't order pumpkin spice beverages at coffee chains. 

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Cosmopolitan reveals that your go-to PSL can actually be pretty bad for your health. According to Cosmopolitan, your body starts to react in just the 20 to 30 minutes after you've drank your hot drink. The article reveals that fat particles (triglycerides) enter your blood stream, which can then clog your blood vessels-- ultimately leading to an increased risk of heart disease. 

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However, there are some healthy alternatives to your typical coffee chain PSL. So, you don't have to give up your favorite fall time drink just yet. Luckily, you can follow a healthy PSL recipe provided by Mama Natural. You can use things like organic pumpkin puree and stevia for some of the most wholesome ingredients you could possibly use. 

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We've got you covered on all of the ordering tips and hacks that you need to know. For more, make sure to check out the one drink you shouldn't order at restaurants, and the one fast food meal you should eat for weight loss

Author:

Leah Carton was a superstar intern for SheFinds, covering fashion, beauty & more.

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