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ions
05-17-2002, 10:24 AM
Where can I find out what food/drink has what nutritional content when there is no label on the package?

I'f you're going to have something with alcohol in it to drink what're the better choices? Where can I get info on what's in booze nutritionally?

NateDogg
05-17-2002, 10:31 AM
www.fitday.com

Not sure if it has booze, but I think it does. Just have to be careful with the serving sizes and such.

ND

breeze
05-17-2002, 10:40 AM
Alcohol has very little nutrition other than some anti-oxidant properities. On the average, a twelve oz beer has 150 calories and a lite beer about 105 calories. That's it.

Warblade
05-17-2002, 10:43 AM
I always found it kinda funny, yet fitting, that alcohol doesn't have a nutritional label on it. I've always wondered how much a shot of such and such has in terms of calories.

Funny because, its still "food" so, why not list nutritional information. Fitting because, well, if you're drinking, you're PROBABLY not exactly watching what you're eating :)

body
05-17-2002, 12:01 PM
spirits are all 35-45% alcohol (for proof *2 for imperial americans).

so alcohol has 7 kcals per 100 gram

therefore 4 shots = 100 grams so 4 shots has 280kcal(assume 40% alcohol).

spirits have no or very little sugar.

beers have varying amount of sugar but normally around 1-3% sugar.

beer is high in some b-vits and a couple of mineral depending on how it was made.

but i would not use beer to get my b-vits.

ions
05-17-2002, 12:17 PM
I have heard that for every ounce of alcohol there is 1g of fat.

Thanks for the info guys! :)

I know it's not good for me but if I'm going to imbide it might as well be slightly less evil. Everything in moderation...

ions
05-17-2002, 12:40 PM
For beer:
http://www.brewery.org/brewery/library/AlClbinger.html

body
05-17-2002, 03:23 PM
ions - apart from baileys and some other spirits mixed with cream there should not be any fat in alcoholic drinks.

ions
05-18-2002, 10:29 AM
I discovered Amstel light - not a bad beer and only has 88.75 calories per bottle - not good just not as bad as it could be.

Dann
05-18-2002, 12:05 PM
the old beer cans freom liek the 80's used to have nutritional value listed on em, we have some very old beer in the fridge, its on there hehe


Dann