And since pumpkin spice latte is Starbucks’ most popular seasonal beverage someone out there, namely Korin Miller at Yahoo! Health, decided to see exactly what happens to your body when you slam down one of these tasty treats. Considering the drink contains 380 calories, 14 grams of fat and 50 grams of sugar, the prognosis isn’t great.
And no, as some of my coworkers here stated, (1) your soul does not immediately exit your body, (2) a pair of Ugg boots do not sprout on your feet, (3) a North Face logo does not magically appear under your right shoulder blade, nor (4) without warning, you suddenly can’t even. Although those are all tremendous guesses.
After reading the accompanying article, which goes into much greater detail, I did come away with one positive.
“There is an upside to drinking a PSL: It contains 14 grams of protein. That can help boost your muscles and leave you feeling fuller, longer,” according to New York City certified dietitian-nutritionist Jessica Cording.
So there you go, at least you have one reason to feel good about drinking your pumpkin spice latte. Even if it does cause you to start discussing that NYC marathon that you’ll never run.