Count Your Calories with Confidence: A Comprehensive Alcohol Calorie Chart – Lose Weight Tipps

Alcohol makes you fat

Overview of liquid calorie bombs

Calorie chart alcohol - What are the calorie counts of popular alcoholic drinks? There are many opportunities that call for a toast: birthdays, weddings, or A casual get-together with a few acquaintances, for example. There's nothing wrong with having a drink from time to time, right?

One gram of pure alcohol contains 7 kilocalories (kcal). This is almost twice as much as sugar (4 kcal) and almost as much as fat (9 kcal). However, alcohol doesn't have a high nutrient density and therefore belongs to the so-called empty calories. Another problem is that our body immediately uses alcohol to produce energy due to the high amount of glucose it contains. Other available sources of energy, carbohydrates and fats, are not used by the body and are stored as fat depots.

The tricky thing about alcohol is that it gives you calories, but it also slows down fat loss. Alcohol also stimulates appetite. This means that we take in more calories, but at the same time the calories are used less well than usual.

How many calories are in beer, wine, champagne, long drinks, and other alcoholic drinks? I have taken a closer look at popular alcoholic drinks and created an easy-to-read calorie sheet. Please note that I have used the same amount (0.1 liter) for all drinks to make it easier to compare the amount of calories for different drinks.

Calorie Chart alcohol

All data per 100 ml

Alster (Lemonade beer mix) 2,5% Vol. 45 kcal
Old beer 5% Vol. 41 kcal
Kölsch (Cologne beer) 5% Vol. 42 kcal
Pilsner beer 5% Vol. 42 kcal
Radler (Orange-lemonade beer mix) 2,5% Vol. 45 kcal
Stout beer 6% Vol. 60 kcal
Wheat beer 5% Vol. 40 kcal
Cola beer mix 2,5% Vol. 45 kcal
Wine / Sparkling wine
Apple wine 6% Vol. 45 kcal
Champagne 12,5% Vol. 80 kcal
Prosecco 11% Vol. 75 kcal
Rosé wine 11,5% Vol. 75 kcal
Red wine 12,5% Vol. 85 kcal
Sparkling wine 12,5% Vol. 80 kcal
White wine 11,5% Vol. 75 kcal
White wine spritzer 6% Vol. 38 kcal
Aperol Spritz 15% Vol. 140 kcal
Aquavit 40% Vol. 225 kcal
Bacardi Superior 37,5% Vol. 207 kcal
Baileys Original 17% Vol. 327 kcal
Campari Orange 25% Vol. 84 kcal
Cuba Libre 10% Vol. 89 kcal
Egg liqueur 14% Vol. 270 kcal
Gin 40% Vol. 225 kcal
Gin Tonic 8% Vol. 73 kcal
Grappa 40% Vol. 225 kcal
Hugo 11% Vol. 112 kcal
Klarer 32% Vol. 180 kcal
Korn 32% Vol. 180 kcal
Rum 40% Vol. 225 kcal
Skinny Bitch 8% Vol. 45 kcal
Vodka 40% Vol. 225 kcal
Whiskey 40% Vol. 245 kcal

Healthy eating

Alcohol is certainly not part of healthy eating. However, if you don't want to give up alcoholic drinks completely, you should only enjoy them in moderation. A look at the alcohol calorie sheet shows that beer, wine, sparkling wine and all other alcoholic drinks are not exactly slimming you. Mixed drinks and delicious cocktails have a lot of calories to offer, as they are often mixed with cream, sweet fruit juice or soft drinks. The top calorie bomb is the Piña Colada, which easily contains 550 kcal for a 0.25 liter glass. That's more than half a salami pizza (950 kcal). The drink Skinny Bitch – a mixed drink made from vodka and water – is particularly low in calories.

Why even a small amount of alcohol is unhealthy

When talking about drugs, most people first think of illegal substances such as heroin, cocaine or crystal meth. They ignore that alcohol is the most commonly used everyday drug. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, around 600 million people die every year through the consumption of illegal drugs.

But legal drugs, especially alcohol, claim many times more victims. Alcohol kills more than three million people every year. This means that alcohol causes more deaths than all illegal drugs summarized. Every 12 seconds, someone dies as a result of drinking alcohol.

Alcohol has become an everyday drug that no one pays attention to anymore, because it is available at any time and in any place. For a long time, the image was cultivated that alcohol was not only not harmful, but even good for your general health and helped you to live longer.

Drinking alcohol over a longer period of time can have several dangerous consequences for your health. The following consequences may occur:

According to the WHO, alcohol is the number one risk factor for cancer. There is no such thing like risk-free alcohol consumption. Alcohol increases the risk of cancer in any quantity. Mouth, throat, oesophagus, pancreas, intestines – alcohol is considered to cause cancer in many areas. Althougk there are limits up to them the consumption of alcohol shouldn't be very risky, more and more doctors are moving away from the opinion that alcohol is healthy. Recent research results show that alcohol is mainly responsible for 10 different types of cancer.

The breakdown of alcohol in the liver produces a highly toxic intermediate product – acetaldehyde. This substance not only damages the liver, but is also carcinogenic throughout the body. Acetaldehyde damages the DNA of stem cells and increases the occurrence of cancer through mutations in the genetic material.

Alcohol is a very high risk factor for all types of dementia. This is the conclusion of researchers from the Translational Health Economics Network, Paris after analyzing data from 32 million patients. People who drink three bottles of beer (1.5 liters) or one bottle of wine (0.7 liters) a day are three times more likely to develop dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, than those who never drink alcohol.