It’s that time of year where you want to celebrate, buuut you don’t want to disrupt the good habits you’ve developed, you want to stay on track and not play the “I’ll restart on January 1” card that you know most likely, won’t happen.
We know the struggle all too well, that is until we discovered that there are benefits to celebrating with a wine or beer or 2.
The first thing we found out is that alcohol doesn’t have a nutritional information label, why? Because due to stipulation, alcohol isn’t “part of a daily diet”, therefore nutritional information doesn’t apply to alcohol, but this doesn’t mean it is calorie free.
Second thing is while yes alcohol isn’t part of a daily diet, it still has its benefits (yes benefits) for our bodies.
Obviously in moderation.
So because with rejoiced with this information we found, we knew we had to share it with you!
We found some easy to read info graphs so you don’t even have to deal with lumps and lumps of text. (We’ll sum up each info graph in a short sweet paragraph too)
Now that's worth celebrating!
First cab off the rank:
Wine vs Beer - Calories, Carbs and Health Benefits
A standard drink of Standard Wine has less calories and less carbs than a standard drink of Light Beer.
Wine drinkers have a 34% lower mortality rate than beer and spirit drinkers.
Moderate drinkers are 50% LESS likely to have strokes and 30% LESS likely to develop type 2 diabetes
Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in non-drinkers as opposed to moderate drinkers.
Second Cab of the rank
Wines - Types of wines and their caloric information
Light Alcohol Dry White wine has the least calories, ranging from 107-147 per standard drink.
Sweet Dessert wines take out the top spot with the most calories, ranging from 189-275 per standard drink.
To help sum up all this information, depending on what your goals and good habits currently are, if you're after less calories, you're better off sticking with wine during this season of celebrating (specifically Light Dry White Wine)
But if you do decide to say "bugger it" and have a drink of say the dessert wine end of the scale, provided you drink in moderation (which we will always encourage and advocate for!)
then you know your body is still reaping some benefits from said drink.
Please remember to stay safe this silly season, always enjoy responsibly and enjoy yourself!
Life's better, naturally!
This posts info graphs were sourced from http://winefolly.com so please do go on over and check out their informative blog posts about all things alcohol!
Now that’s worth celebrating!