A nice glass of wine or a drink fits into a healthy lifestyle, as long as it is consumed in moderation. However, drinking an alcoholic beverage even when you are on a diet or trying to lose weight? Although in general, it can be said that a drink such as wine or cider contains fewer calories than stronger drinks such as rum or whiskey, the amount here is still significant. The total amount of calories therefore not only depends on the type of beverage, but also on the amount.
Calories in wine or beer
A drink such as wine, cider, champagne, mulled wine or Sangria generally contains few calories compared to others. Yet it is still much more compared with, for example a glass of soft drink. For example, soft drink contains around 40 Kcal per 100 ml, while, for example, cider, one of the least-calorie beverages, already contains about 50 calories. Sangria already contains 100 kcal per 100ml. Depending on the type of wine, there can be even more. Sweet white wine for example, contains around 170 kcal per 100ml, which is more than four times as many as in the same amount of soft drink!
Why does a drink with alcohol have more calories?
How do drinks with alcohol still have significantly more calories than non-alcoholic drinks? This is due to the alcohol in the beverage itself. Alcohol is rich in energy, and also the beverage with alcohol in it. In comparison, beer containing around four to five percent alcohol includes around 50 kcal per 100ml, while non-alcoholic beer contains only about 25 kcal per 100ml! This is also the reason that stronger drinks contain more calories per 100ml. Where beer contains around 50 Kcal,that amount in whiskey is five times much more and in amaretto, it is even almost eight times per 100ml! The extra calorie of whiskey is due to the higher alcohol content, while amaretto not only has higher alcohol content but also contains a high content of sugar.
While many alcoholic drinks have roots in a sugar-rich feedstock, this sugar is mostly converted into alcohol. It can, however, also require that the taste of liquor that is added subsequently sugar. This is the case of, for example, amaretto. This makes this liquor is thus richer in calories.
Mixed drinks and calories
Mixed drinks are again a separate category since they combine the calories from soft drinks with calories from booze. In order to measure the energy content of a mixed drink, it is sufficient to have both together added up, although there is often a standard unit which is used to measure the calorie amount in soft drink in a mixed drink. This is the case because in the glass,there is often ice next to the liquor, which simply does not fit much with each other. Soda is just added for some stronger tastes for mixed drink. Overall it can be stated that mixed drinks have a high caloric content.