I love coffee (and holiday cups!) as much as anyone, and there's a lot of evidence that coffee can reduce one's risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and dementia. But when I’m out and about, I choose to indulge in my favorite specialty drink (peppermint mocha) less than once a week. Other times, I choose a nonfat latte with no whip, a brewed coffee with ½ shot of flavored syrup, or a cappuccino with almond milk for a change of flavor. I also like adding a generous sprinkle of vanilla or cinnamon and a half packet of stevia.
Just One Thing to do: Enjoy flavored coffee drinks by creating your own healthier option.