We’ve noted the incredible caloric damage of Starbucks Trenta beverages before, but an infographic we found on Huff Po this morning compares their 31-ounce drink cups to the size of a human stomach, illustrating just how ridiculous the gargantuan beverage is. Apparently, the average stomach has a capacity of about 900 mL; just shy of the 916 mL held in one of Starbucks Trenta-sized beverages.
Now, I can think of a lot of pre-packaged meals that contain more food than would fit in a 31-ounce cup. And though I’d say I have fairly reasonable portion control, I’d also say there are multiple times a week when I eat more than my stomach’s full capacity in one sitting. But since Starbucks hasn’t gotten into the business of making healthy, nutritionally-rounded smoothies and energy shakes, it seems a little ridiculous to fill up an entire cup with their products. Whatever combination of caffeine, sugar, and dairy (or soy) you’re consuming, you don’t need a Venti’s worth.
Instead of Frappuccino, you should be filling your 900 mL stomach with fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins. So please, I beg you: Stick with a Tall. Go Grande if you must, but think about your stomach the next time you contemplate a Venti.
via Huffington Post