Have you ever thought about what the ingredients are in the coffee mate creamer you use? There are definitely pros and cons on this product. I guess it depends on how much coffee you consume in a day and if you are one of those people that worry about everything that goes in your body. Fortunately I am not one of those because I definitely love my coffee and I have to have the cream. I'm just not willing to drink black coffee, but I do want to share with you some of the ingredients in the coffee mate brands of creamers.
There is a list of about eight ingredients in most of the coffee mate creamers. There are so many different kinds of these creamers. You can buy it in the form of liquid, powder, non fat, fat free, natural bliss, sugar free, low fat and so forth. It really depends on your flavor of choice. Mine happens to be the liquid non fat coffee mate cream. Looking the ingredients up I couldn't even pronounce most of these. Some of them did make make sense to me. Sodium casein was an ingredient that did. It's a milk derivative and a type of protein found in the milk from mammals. Some people are allergic to it. It's used in the coffee mate creamer to prevent coagulation. So this could be bad for you if you happen to be allergic to it.
Other reasons why some people may choose not to use the coffee mate creamer in their coffee is because depending on what form you buy it in, the sugar and calorie content may be more than you want. The low fat natural bliss had the most calories of all of these. It had 40 calories per serving, 5 grams of sugar, 7 carbohydrates and 1.5 total fat grams. This one could add a lot of extra fat and calories. Not so natural.
Now on the other hand the pros are, it really makes the coffee taste wonderful. I can't wait to get up in the morning and have that first cup of coffee with my cream .. This starts my day off perfect. The liquid non fat coffee mate that I like to use only has 1 gram of carbohydrates and 0 sugars. Another pro is coffee is a great way to socialize with your friends. You can meet up with some of them at a local coffee shop and have some great conversation over a cup. It can be very relaxing. So I do believe that there are more pros on the coffee mate creamer than cons.
As for myself it is not going to make any difference what's in my favorite creamer, I plan on drinking my coffee the way I always have, with my creamer. It just wouldn't the same without it. And to all of you coffee drinkers you make your own decision. I've already made mine.