If you like to order a sugary coffee drink to kickstart your morning, it should come as no surprise that you're getting a lot more than just a caffeine fix in your cup. But depending on what you get, you could actually be slurping up an entire day's worth of sugar, fat, and calories, according to a new study out of Australia.
Many Australians -- just like Americans -- depend on swinging by a local coffee shop for their daily Joe, and researchers at the Cancer Council NSW there said many sugary coffee drink options are contributing to the nation's obesity problem because, basically, they're stupidly bad for you. The study looked at more than 500 beverages from popular java-slinging chains in Australia, some of which you may recognize from the US, such as Gloria Jeans and McDonald's McCafé. Ultimately, the researchers determined that some iced coffees and chocolaty drinks could contain more than half the amount of sugar you should have in a day -- all in a single serving, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald.