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Here's why you're addicted to pumpkin spice lattes

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Starbucks is already rolling out their most popular seasonal beverage ever, the pumpkin spice latte. 

It arrives earlier and earlier every year. Some experts even argue we're addicted. 

In fact, our brains and bodies are wired to like the drinks. They have fat, sugar and salt,  a dangerous combo for our taste buds. 

Our brains also associate them with happy autumn activities like carving pumpkins, going to Thanksgiving dinner, and wearing cozy boots and scarves. And with every sip, we get a mood-altering caffeine hit. 

That's why experts at LIVESTRONG say it's better to cut back or make your own at home. 

One grande latte contains twice as much sugar as an actual slice of pumpkin pie, about 50 grams. 

They also contain ingredients we can't pronounce, like mono and diglycerides and carrageenan. 

Not to mention the cost - if you drink a pumpkin spice latte every day this fall, you'll spend over $230. 

But hey, we're not judging.