In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. In a long-running court case playing out in a Los Angeles courtroom, a nonprofit has been presenting evidence to show that coffee companies should post ominous warning labels about a cancer-causing chemical in every cup. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

While coffee can be a good-for-you option, that changes if you add the wrong things. There’s a big difference between a cup of coffee served black and a fancy concoction that contains a liberal pour of sugary syrup or heavy cream, or copious amounts of sugar.

“This can turn it into a high-calorie beverage that may contribute to excess weight gain and a higher risk of diabetes, unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure,” says van Dam.