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Question:

From New Delhi, India:

What is the sugar content in different kinds of alcohol? Which kind of alcohol has the lowest sugar content in it?

Answer:

That's a good question. Here is a breakdown of the carb content of various alcoholic beverages:

   BEVERAGE       AMOUNT       CARB CONTENT   
regular beer 12 ounces 11-15 grams
80 proof liquor 0.5 ounces 0 grams
liqueur 1.5 ounces 10-25 grams
dry white wine 4 ounces 1-2 grams
sweet wine 4 ounces 7 grams
wine cooler 12 ounces 12-17 grams
bloody mary 5 ounces 5 grams
dry martini 2.5 ounces 2 grams

A cautionary reminder: the American Diabetes Association recommends no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men. A drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 4 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of a hard liquor. Check blood sugars before drinking as well as after drinking and combine food with alcohol as it can cause hypoglycemia.

JMS

DTQ-20021104061910
Original posting 25 Nov 2002
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet

  
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