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Old 04-24-2007, 07:59 PM   #11
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All I've seen, on beer at least, is the carb, fat, protein, and calorie information. Don't recall seeing anything on other "adult" beverages.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:20 PM   #12
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Beer, NOT FOOD! Blasphemy

so much for fizzy oats in the morning!
Although it's been years since I lived in Germany, it may have been propaganda but we were told that a liter of beer was as healthy as a loaf of whole grain bread.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:32 PM   #13
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An ounce of 80 proof booze contains 64 calories
An ounce of 86 proof booze contains 70 calories
An ounce of 90 proof booze contains 73 calories
An ounce of 100 proof booze contains 82 calories

A 12 oz can of beer is around 150 calories
A 12 oz can of light beer is around 100 calories

Five ounces of a dry red wine runs about 96 calories
Five ounces of a dry white wine runs about 120-125 calories

And what's wrong with empty calories? No fats, no cholesterol and low carbs except for the beer.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:39 PM   #14
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I'll drink to that. Actually, I am drinking to that. Buck and I are out on our big front porch with some delicious libations.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:47 PM   #15
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SO, the other threads on calorie counting and weight loss got me thinking, actually something I have wondered about for a while now.

I have wondered why they don't have nutritional info printed on booze bottles, and beer bottles. They do on soda, juices, sport drinks, and even water.

Why not alcohol?


Because there is actually no nutritional value in alcohol. None whatsoever. Beer may have the ingredients listed, but that's as far as it goes.

Even though some people like to drink liquor and beer, and it makes them "feel good", about the only thing it does is put on extra pounds.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:02 AM   #16
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Because there is actually no nutritional value in alcohol. None whatsoever. Beer may have the ingredients listed, but that's as far as it goes.

Even though some people like to drink liquor and beer, and it makes them "feel good", about the only thing it does is put on extra pounds.
Actually, beer does have some slightnutritional value
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And what's wrong with empty calories? No fats, no cholesterol and low carbs except for the beer.
Personally, I hate the taste of alcohol, so if I am only allowed so many calories per day, I'll save them for a nice big hunk of chocolate cake, thanks anyway.
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:42 PM   #18
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Personally, I hate the taste of alcohol, so if I am only allowed so many calories per day, I'll save them for a nice big hunk of chocolate cake, thanks anyway.
And here I thought I was the only person on the planet who hates the flavor of alcohol. Woo hoo! We need to start a club for ourselves. I now have to change my thinking. There are two people on the planet who don't like the flavor of alcohol.

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That is a fair assuption on a lot of things that provide a "buzz". The reason people partake is morefor the effects, not the taste, be it alcohol, coffee, power drinks, etc.

If it did not provide a "buzz" I don't think many people would drink stuff. I guess that is also why they say good stuff can be an aquired taste.
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Has anyone tried Absolut Ruby Red? Yikes, that's some nice fresh, crisp stuff.

I haven't had it for breakfast yet, but I'm tempted ....
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