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Cocktail Calorie Count

Research shows that 80% of adults do not know the nutrition content of the alcoholic beverages they are drinking. If we are being honest, they probably would rather not know and just ask for another round. Nutrition labels aren’t required on alcoholic beverages, so it’s not like the information is just readily available.

While we are still at the beginning of a new year, many of you may have new goals that alcoholic beverages can be hurting. 10% of adult’s daily caloric intake from beverages comes from alcoholic beverages. Check out the nutrition information on some of your favorite boozy beverages!

Calories, Carbohydrates, Sugars, Proteins, Fats

  1. White Wine: 120 calories, 0 grams carb, 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  2. Red Wine: (~5 oz) 102 calories, 5 grams carb, 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  3. Moscato: 160 calories, 20 grams carb (17 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  4. Light Beer: 102 calories, 5 grams carb, 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  5. IPAs: (~12 oz bottle) 175 calories, 14.1 grams carb, 1.6 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  6. Wheat Beers: 165 calories, 16 grams carb, 2 grams protein
  7. Lagers: 128 calories, 10 grams carb, 1.4 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  8. Stout Beer: 170 calories, 6 grams carb, 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  9. Ciders: 210 calories, 30 grams carb (24 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  10. Martini: 70 calories, 17 grams carb (17 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  11. Mojito: 242 calories, 40 grams carb, 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  12. Margarita: (~12 oz) 174 calories, 19 grams carb (17 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  13.  Bourbon Old Fashioned: 100 calories, 0 grams carb (15 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  14. Moscow Mule: 120 calories, 15 grams carb (13 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
  15. Gin and Tonic: (~6 oz) 143 calories, 14 grams carb (13 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat

 

Want to cut some calories? Make wine spritzers and add a splash of soda water to your wine, add ice to make drinks seem more plentiful, opt for soda water instead of tonic and sugary beverages, pass on the mixed beverages with added flavors and syrups, choose lighter beers, or detox and say no to alcohol and treat yourself to a drink every now and then!

 

Article written by GUADS member Breanna with contributions from shape.com

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