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Posted by: S | 2004/02/13

Beer vs Alcopops

Everyone knows Beer is very fattening. What about other drinks, like Ciders (Savannah/Hunter's Dry) or all these new alcopops (Breezers, Smirnoff Spin, etc).

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Dear S
It is the alcohol content in these beverages that piles on the weight: 29 kJ per gram - second only to fat at 37 kJ per gram. Beer supplies about 170 kJ/100 ml, while alcohol-free beer contains only 70 kJ/100 ml - quite a contrast. Cider also has 170 kJ/100 ml, while the cooler-type drinks contain about 200-210 kJ per 100 ml.
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Posted by: Nutrition Nut | 2004/02/14

Alcohol is a sugar. A fermented sugar. Many of the drinks that you mentioned contain sucrose.

They are all carbohydrates that are devoid of any nutritional value. That means that they are ALL fattening.

Water is STILL the best drink of all.

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