6 Easy Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee Habit a Little Healthier

It’s safe to say the Pacific Northwest is coffee obsessed. In the Seattle area, it’s hard to turn a corner without running into a coffee shop or two…or three. 

And while drinking coffee can be a healthy way to perk up in the morning, not all coffee is created equal. If you’re ordering a specialty drink—versus a drip coffee, Americano or latte—stopping in to see your favorite barista can also easily turn into a sugary, syrupy path to excess calories.

Want to know how to keep sipping your favorite roast without it negatively affecting your health or waistline? Here, Anne Linge, R.D.N., C.D., C.D.E., a dietitian at the Nutrition Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center-Roosevelt, shares some simple tips to make your morning coffee run a little healthier, without sacrificing enjoyment.

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