Find out what’s in alcoholic drinks and how they affect your calorie intake.
Here are two examples of alcoholic drinks popular during the festive season and what’s in each drink.
Alcoholic beverages are generally high in sugar content and calories — a glass of whisky and Coke contains 250 calories, for example. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to increased calorie intake, major health problems, including liver damage and/or diseases. Chronic heavy drinking is linked to a slew of health conditions including increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, brain damage, memory loss, gout and pancreatitis. Always drink in moderation even on special occasions, and never drink and drive.
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A standard alcoholic drink is defined as a regular can of beer (330ml), half a glass of wine (175 ml) or one nip of spirit (35ml).
Keep these health tips in mind for a healthy party season
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This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
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