About Calories in Alcohol
Calories in Alcohol
Alcohol is a source of 'empty' calories - meaning, it contains energy but no nutrition. The calorie content of alcoholic drinks is roughly 145 calories (12 fl oz beer), 75 calories (3.5 fl oz wine) and 65 calories (1 fl oz spirits). For specific details of the calorie and energy content of Alcohol, click the foods below.
Energy Content of Alcohol
If you want to lose weight, alcoholic drinks are not a good food option for a healthy weight loss diet, as they have a high calorie-content. In general, calorie-controlled diets recommend a low intake of alcohol. In addition to energy content, diet nutrition is also important, as a healthy diet helps the body to burn calories faster and maintains a healthy metabolic rate. So as well as calorie-counting, check food labels for nutritional value. Nutritional and energy values provided on most of the above food pages include: vitamins, minerals, folate and dietary fiber, as well as protein and carbs. Understanding diet nutrition makes calorie control and weight management easier and helps you to follow a healthy eating plan. See also Nutrition in Alcohol
How To Save Calories
If you want to reduce your calorie intake for weight loss purposes, the best way to lower energy intake is to drink less alcohol, or combine it with a diet soda. Of course any calorie-burning exercise helps to increase energy-expenditure and thus allows you to drink higher-alcoholic drinks with less chance of gaining weight.
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