Calories in Espresso

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Espresso Information

Espresso is an Italian caffeine drink made by slowly roasting blends of coffee beans. It is a thick, intense drink popular in Italy. It tends to be sweeter than normal coffee with a stronger smell. In other countries such as the United States espresso is used in other coffee drinks such as cappuccino, latte, mocha, Americano, or a macciato. One shot of espresso is only about two tablespoons so the rest of the drink is what determines the quality of the drink. Espresso information will vary greatly depending on what ingredients are added.

Espresso Health Facts

Espresso contains zero calories, no saturated fat, cholesterol or sugar. It is high in many vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Vitamin C, and Zinc. However, it is important to note that it is very high in sodium. Espresso calories often come from what is added to the drink such as milk, half and half, cream, whipped cream, or other flavorings. To keep espresso calories low opt for non-fat skim milk and avoid whole milk or cream which contain high amounts of saturated fat and calories. When enjoyed in moderation (2-3 servings per day) there can be positive health affects such as decreasing your risk from Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and some cancers.