Did you know that a glass of wine has about the same amount of calories as a bag of crisps? How about a pint of lager – surprised to hear it has nearly as many calories as a hamburger?
All of our favourite tipples are made by fermenting sugar from yeast. This means that alcoholic drinks contain a lot of calories which can quickly add up to our daily calorie allowance.
The following table gives examples of some common drinks and their calorie equivalent in food items.
|Bottle of wine
||200g serving of egg fried rice + 350g serving of chicken and cashew nuts
|Pint of lager
||¼ of an ‘American’ pizza
|Double vodka (not including mixer)
|A large glass of wine
||35g bag of cheese and onion crisps
And this doesn’t include the salty snacks in the pub, chips on the way home, or fry-ups the morning-after!