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What you need to know before your next Starbucks order


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Hold the venti: Your go-to Starbucks beverage may give you a better-than-a-Red Bull boost to start your day, but it may have nearly twice as much sugar as a can of the fizzy stuff.

The health advocacy group Action on Sugar recently tested 131 drinks at popular chains in the UK (including KFC, McDonald’s, Pret A Manger, and Starbucks) and found that 98 percent of them were worthy of excessive sugar labels, The Guardian reports. And bad news for fans of the ‘Bux: seven of the 10 worst offenders came from the beloved coffee spot.

While not all of the seven offending drinks are available at US Starbucks chains (such as the sugariest-of-them-all venti hot mulled fruit), most are, and their nutrition info is similar.

For instance, you would blow past the FDA’s guidelines for daily sugar intake with just one venti chai latte, at 13 teaspoons, according to Action on Sugar. Not great, when you consider excess sugar is associated with everything from chronic inflammation to insulin resisitance—and it can literally keep you up at night.

The good news? Starbucks says it’s actively working to reduce the sugar content in its drinks by 25 percent. “We also offer a wide variety of lighter options, sugar-free syrups, and sugar-free natural sweetener, and we display all nutritional information in-store and online,” a Starbucks spokesperson told CNBC.

The bad news? The times may be a-changin’, but it’s a work in progress that won’t be fully completed until the end of 2020. So in the meantime, you may need to rethink your order if it’s a buzz—rather than a sugar crash—that you’re after.

Feel like giving up your grande-a-day habit in the meantime? Kick-start your day with matcha, a non-sugary pick-me-up that’s packed with antioxidants.

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