3 Things to Know This Week…
Finally! Starbucks is adding almond milk to the menu, and (bonus) it's the lowest-calorie non-dairy option on the menu.
After much requesting and complaining and polite suggesting, the people have gotten what they want, and that's almond milk in their Starbucks coffee
. Arriving as early as September 6th, the non-dairy nut milk has 60 calories and 3 grams of sugar per cup. That's fewer calories and less sugar than the coconut milk, soymilk, and
fat-free dairy milk. It'll be available at all Starbucks locations by the end of September. We wonder what secret menu items it'll inspire!
Touchscreen menus could lead to unhealthy choices.
Those high-tech menus popping up at restaurants are neat, but think twice before you enter your order. Research shows
that when people select their food with a point-and-touch method, they're more likely to choose something decadent than something healthy. Researchers hypothesize it's the mentally simulated act of reaching out for the food that causes people to make the less healthy choice. Food for thought...
Health alert: A tablespoon of algae oil has as much good-for-you fat as an entire avocado!
1 tbsp.: 120 calories, 14g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 0mg sodium, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints
We hear so much about the "good" and "bad" kinds of fat, a.k.a. unsaturated vs. saturated. Well, algae oil -- made from the simple mostly-aquatic plants -- has more monounsaturated fat and less saturated fat than olive, canola, coconut, or basically any other other buzzy healthy oil around! We tried and loved Thrive Culinary Algae Oil (made from algae that originally comes from the sap of chestnut trees), but until recently, it's only been available at select Los Angeles grocers. Now you can order it over at Amazon
. (Bonus: It's Prime eligible!)