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    Calorie bomb alcohol - So many calories and so much sugar is in your drink

    July 25, 2022 3 min read

    Kalorienbombe Alkohol – So viele Kalorien und so viel Zucker ist in deinem Drink

    Do you want to eat fewer calories and less sugar? Then you should also watch what you drink.

    What many people don't know is that alcoholic beverages are secret sugar and calorie bombs .

    Especially with mixed drinks and cocktail creations, the number of calories and also the sugar content increases with sweet fruit juices, syrups or soft drinks.

    A UK Department of Health study surveyed 2,000 people about alcohol.

    Respondents were asked to estimate the number of calories in different alcoholic beverages. Four out of ten respondents were clearly wrong with their estimates.

    Glass with alcohol is rejected by person

    Have you ever wondered how much sugar and how many calories are hidden in your favorite drinks? Alcohol does not provide the body with any nutritional values, only a concentrated load of so-called “ empty calories ”.

    1 gram of pure alcohol already has 7 kcal. In short comparison, 1 gram of sugar has only 4 kcal. If you now mix your colorful cocktails together, you sometimes get a lot of calories and a lot of sugar in just one drink.

    We have listed how many calories are in different drinks here.

    Alcohol calorie chart

    drink alcohol content Calories per 100ml calories per serving

    Koelsch (0.2 l)

    5 vol%

    42 calories

    84 calories
    White wine (0.2 l) 11.5 vol%

    75 calories

    150 calories
    Rose wine (0.2 l) 11.5 vol%

    75 calories

    150 calories
    Champagne (0.1L) 12.5 vol%

    80 calories

    80 calories
    Red wine (0.2 l) 12.5 vol%

    85 calories

    170 calories
    Hugo (0.25 l) 11% by volume

    112 calories

    280 calories
    Aperol Spritz (0.25L)
    15% by volume
    112 calories
    280 calories
    Long Island Ice Tea (0.2L) 32% by volume

    127 calories

    254 calories
    Gin and tonic (0.2 l) 20% by volume

    70 calories

    140 calories
    Rum (2cl) 40% by volume

    225 calories

    49 calories
    Vodka (2 cl) 40% by volume

    225 calories

    47 calories

    So if you have a drink or two in the course of an evening, you'll add up a lot in terms of calories. In addition, alcohol stimulates the production of your stomach acid.

    This whets the appetite for greasy and salty foods . We all know that after alcoholic drinks in the evening, we quickly treat ourselves to a greasy, high-calorie midnight snack. Calories skyrocket so quickly.

    In addition to the calories that alcoholic beverages contain, the ethanol in them has some impact on the gastrointestinal tract and fat burning .

    By inhibiting fat burning, the calories consumed can only be utilized very poorly. So if you want to lose weight, you should stay away from excessive alcohol consumption.

    Not only people who want to achieve a fitness or weight loss goal should take a closer look at the effects of alcohol.

    People with diabetes in particular have to be particularly careful here. Even at a blood alcohol level of 0.45%, the body's natural release of sugar through the liver is disrupted. The breakdown leads to hypoglycaemia a few hours later - possibly despite the usual insulin dose.

    Alcohol-free alternatives as a solution?

    There are many opportunities to toast. We don't want to take away the joy of a delicious drink from anyone. We have the perfect idea: alcohol -free and with only 40 kcal per glass, we present you the POLLY Tonic .

    In direct comparison with the gin and tonic, which has a total of 140 kcal per portion, you save a lot of calories with our delicious version.

    In order to better show you what non- alcoholic drinks bring you, we have put together an exact comparison for you here.

    Alcoholic beverage calories per serving Non-alcoholic drink calories per serving
    Gin and tonic (0.2 l) 140 calories POLLY tonic (0.2 l) 40 calories
    Aperol Spritz (0.25L) 280 calories POLLY Spritz (0.25 l) 102.5 calories
    Beer (0.2-0.3 l) 84-102 calories Alcohol-free beer (0.2-0.3 l) 44 calories
    Sparkling wine (0.1 l) 85 calories Alcohol-free sparkling wine (0.1 l) 28 calories

    non-alcoholic spirits with signature drink

    Fancy a tasty and fresh drink? This is how you mix your sparkling non-alcoholic summer cocktail :

    Mix 4cl POLLY London Classic with 12cl tonic water in a glass with ice cubes. Garnish with a slice of cucumber and optionally add a slice of ginger for extra spice. Cheers!

    You can find more recipes for delicious non-alcoholic drinks on our recipe page.

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