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.
Reduce Sugar in Your Coffee for a Healthier Drink
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
Download the HealthHub app on
Google Play or
Apple Store to access more health and wellness advice at your fingertips.
This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
What is a Healthy Weight?
Healthy Eating for Life
Tips for Successful Weight Management
Ready, Steady, Wean! Why, When and How to Move Your Baby onto Solids
View More Programmes
A Pressure Injury resource for both patients and caregivers alike. Learn more about pressure injuries, prevention measures and how to better manage them.
Physical activity is important to health. Get started with HPB's physical activity programmes and get more from life today!
There’s a lot about e-cigarettes that many of us are unaware of – what are they exactly, and are they safe? Read on to uncover truths and myths clouding it!
Browse Live Healthy
In partnership with