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The Healthiest and Unhealthiest Creamers for Your Coffee

The Daily Meal Logo By The Daily Meal Staff of The Daily Meal | Slide 1 of 10: <p>If the thought of <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/11-diseases-coffee-can-prevent"><strong>black coffee</strong></a> makes your teeth ache, on the other hand, simply add something — sugar, a flavoring such as cinnamon, or a creamer, either natural or concocted. Thanks to the variety of creamers available and the way they make coffee so smooth, creamer tends to be the most popular among these choices — but sometimes, it comes at a price to your well-being.</p><p>Healthy food sites such as <a href="http://www.organicauthority.com/health/what-the-heck-is-coffee-mate-creamer.html"><strong>Organic Authority</strong></a>, among others, are “<a href="http://www.livestrong.com/article/132582-healthy-substitutes-coffee-creamers/"><strong>down on creamer</strong></a>” — claiming that their fat count is high, their calories are astounding, and the added sugar many of them provide is unnecessary.</p><p>If you’re looking to avoid formulated commercial brands altogether, you can <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/6-dairy-milk-alternatives-0"><strong>add almond or skim milk to your coffee</strong></a> — or cream, half-and-half, or whole milk. However, if you’re stuck on the flavors of concocted brands and can’t imagine your morning cup without them, you should probably know which are the best and worst for your health.</p><p>We’ve examined 10 of some of the most popular creamers on the market and taken a close look at what's in them. First, we will fill you in on the 4 healthiest creamers around. Then, we will bust the myths of the top 5 creamers to stay away from.</p>

The Healthiest and Unhealthiest Creamers for Your Coffee

If the thought of black coffee makes your teeth ache, on the other hand, simply add something — sugar, a flavoring such as cinnamon, or a creamer, either natural or concocted. Thanks to the variety of creamers available and the way they make coffee so smooth, creamer tends to be the most popular among these choices — but sometimes, it comes at a price to your well-being.

Healthy food sites such as Organic Authority, among others, are “down on creamer” — claiming that their fat count is high, their calories are astounding, and the added sugar many of them provide is unnecessary.

If you’re looking to avoid formulated commercial brands altogether, you can add almond or skim milk to your coffee — or cream, half-and-half, or whole milk. However, if you’re stuck on the flavors of concocted brands and can’t imagine your morning cup without them, you should probably know which are the best and worst for your health.

We’ve examined nine of the most popular creamers on the market and taken a close look at what's in them. First, we will fill you in on the 4 healthiest creamers around. Then, we will bust the myths of the top 5 creamers to stay away from.

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