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Old 04-24-2007, 05:15 PM   #1
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Alcohol Nutrition

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?

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Old 04-24-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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They don't want you to know. Moohoohwahahahah.

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Old 04-24-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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I think the short answer is that it's not regulated as a foodstuff.
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:48 PM   #5
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I'm sorry. I just couldn't resist. But in my defence, I know how alcohol affects the physiology of the body. But I detest the flavor of the alcohol. I haven't had any alcoholic beverage in over thirty years.

I believe that I have read that alcohlic beverages are usually very high in sugars and carbohydrates in general. How the alcohol itself reacts with and changes the other ingredients, I just don't know. But I bet there are some people around here that do.

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So then what classifies all other beverages as foodstuffs?


I hear ya, GW. Grain alcohol is empty calories and sugars, and low in carbs, but carbs are normally in the mixers. It is the sugars that do not get converted and turned to glucose in the body that can add weight as well.

Just seems that everything else packaged has the info, strange that booze does not...except when it wants to tout about" low Calorie", or "light"...you would think they would at least have the info on there for a basis of comparison.
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Quick Google search.

Alcohol is regulated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, now called Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. It's not food.

Foodstuff are regulated by the USDA and FDA.

Until 1993 it was against the law to have them

Now such labels are not required and are strictly regulated to prevent false health claims arising from "Lite" beers and "lo carb" etc.
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Beer, NOT FOOD! Blasphemy

so much for fizzy oats in the morning!
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Alcohol is empty calories. No nutritional value whatsoever.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:55 PM   #10
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Caine nailed it!!


Generally, 1 jigger (1 1/2 ounces) of liquor (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, bourbon etc) contains:
97 calories

0 gm protein

0 gm fat

0 gm carbohydrate

5 oz wine runs about the same. 90 calories + or -

Enjoy! In moderation!
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