Is Mocha Coffee dangerous ?
It can be said that the amount of sugar in a twelve ounce mocha drink is equal to ten teaspoons of granulated sugar. Would it be out of the question for you to put ten cubes of sugar or ten sugar packets into a twelve ounce tea or coffee? Yes, of course it would. Because you aren’t putting ten packets of sugar into your drink yourself, the real amount of sugar in the ingredients used to make your coffee goes unseen.
For example, the main ingredient in the sauce used to sweeten your mocha drink is sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and not actual chocolate. Usually, the last ingredient before all the artificial flavoring and coloring is cocoa. There are no true health benefits from the small amount of chocolate in the chocolate syrup used for flavoring even if the label indicates it to be dark chocolate.
Drinking a medium mocha can be comparable to drinking a twelve ounce can of soda when considering the amount of sugar in both. Even though there is so much media coverage about the high amount of sugar in soft drinks, mochas are not often put in this category. They certainly do quality to be placed in this category, mochas are packed with sugar and are on equal level with sodas.
Sugar filled drinks are associated with obesity as seen in many studies. New studies indicate that people can have a genetic predisposition to be more prone to the negative results that come from consuming sugar filled drinks. Some research also shows having one sugar sweetened drink a day places women at a high risk for getting diabetes of type two.
We suggest that you reconsider your choice to drink mochas regularly. There are other choices for coffee and sweet drinks that do not contain as much sugar. If chocolate is what you must have, instead have a portion of 74% artesanal dark chocolate.