Nutrition and DietCalories from alcoholic beverages

Calories from alcoholic beverages

Calories of alcoholic beverages and information on the caloric content of the glass of alcohol provided by type of beverage.

Although they can be consumed throughout the year, the reality is that during Christmas  is when there is an increase in the consumption of alcoholic beverages, and also at festive times or at specific parties (such as birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations).

From a nutritional and health point of view, the consumption of alcoholic beverages are not at all recommended, since they not only provide empty calories (being their nutritional content null), they are also harmful to our body.

Among the effects of alcohol we find that it affects the brain (irreversibly damages brain cells and changes the action of neurotransmitters), the liver (causes fat accumulation, irritates liver cells, produces inflammation and can cause cirrhosis ), the stomach (can cause ulcers, esophagitis, stomach cancer and stomach inflammation), the pancreas (diabetes, peritonitis and acute pancreatitis), the reproductive system (can cause impotence, infertility and disrupt the menstrual cycle), the immune system (causes a lack of white blood cells and increases the risk of bacterial and viral infections) and to the blood itself (inhibition of red blood cells and white blood cells).

In addition to taking these effects into account, today we want to discover a little more about the caloric content of alcoholic beverages:

Caloric content of alcoholic beverages

In the following lines we show you information about the kilocalories that certain alcoholic drinks provide, among which we find somewhat healthier drinks such as wine or beer, and others much less, such as martini, vodka, rum, cognac …

The calories that we indicate below is for a glass of alcoholic drink:

Champagne 70 kcal
Lager beer 90 kcal
Black beer 112 kcal
Beer without alcohol (0.4º – 0.9º) 40 kcal
Cognac 246 kcal
Geneva 178 kcal
Whiskey 360 kcal
Martini 128 kcal
Muscatel 240 kcal
Ron 302 kcal
White wine 87 kcal
Red wine 81 kcal
Vodka 300 kcal

 

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