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Alcoholic Drinks Are About To Get Nutritional Facts

men-drinking_1409112aIts quite difficult to fit an alcoholic beverage into a nutritional strategy, since alcohol companies have long been resistance to using the nutritional labels typical to most of the food. Eventually, the manufacturer of Captain Morgan, Guinness, Johnnie Walker, and others has declared that they are going to fall in line. Here’s a preview of what you ll find out.

Firstly, alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. Compare that to 4 for carbs or protein, and 9 for fat. The calories in liquors almost all come from their alcoholic content. The higher the alcohol content, the more calories. As for beverages like Baileys or Kahlua, which include added cream, dairy product and (likely) added sugar, a shot can comprise around 10.6 grams of carb, 1.3 grams of protein, and 6.2 grams of fat.

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The calories format of exactly the same booze=. A 12-oz can of Guinness (4.2% alcohol by volume) has 128 calories, while the same number of Budweiser, at 5% alcohol, is 145 calories. Both beers contain 10.6 grams of carb, and minimal quantities of protein (1.1 and 1.3 grams respectively).

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