People who consume black coffee found to be healthier; Those preferring coffee with milk and sugar were more likely to consume junk food throughout the day, research suggests
-A recent study, conducted by University of Illinois, suggested that the people who drank coffee or tea with milk and added sugars are more likely to consume junk food for the rest of the day.
-The study surveyed more than 19,000 adult participants across a time span of 2001-2012. Of the total number, 67.5% of the coffee drinkers preferred add-ins and 33.4% of tea drinkers preferred add-ins.
-The common add-ins consumed included, sugar or sugar substitutes, cream or cream substitutes, half or whole fat milk.
-The study suggested that people who drank coffee with milk and sugar were more likely to consume junk food compared to others who consumed black coffee/ tea.
-It was also observed that people who consumed black coffee (devoid of sugar and cream) were healthier and were at a decreased risk of diseases such as diabetes and Parkinsons.
-Findings were published in the Public Health Journal
Source: Public Health Journal