Calories in Wine: Which wines have the most calories?
When you're on a diet, should you prefer white wine, red wine, or rose wine? Our explanations and advice.
Wine calories: Can you drink alcohol while dieting?
Alcohol and weight loss are really incompatible. First because alcohol contains calories: Specialists generally estimate that 1 gram of alcohol provides about 7 calories (Kcal).
However, a "standard" glass of alcohol contains at least 10 grams of alcohol: thus, a glass of whiskey (2.5 ml), a "half" of beer (25 ml), a glass of champagne (10 ml) or a glass of wine (red, pink or white: 12.5ml) provides at least 70 calories from alcohol...the calories to which should be added are those provided by sugar. Thus, a "half" of beer can peak at 130 calories.
Then, because alcohol promotes water retention. In fact, contrary to popular belief, wine, beer, champagne, cider ... do not moisturize, quite the contrary. The dehydration caused by these drinks enhances the water retention mechanism; This leads to edema (especially in the legs) and the constant erection of cellulite.
Finally, because alcohol makes us eat more. According to a study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (in the US) published in 2013 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, alcohol consumption is directly responsible for high-calorie and unhealthy food choices. Thus, according to American researchers, drinking alcohol during the day will result in the consumption of 433 more calories (on average) than usual. Furthermore, alcohol has been shown to reduce the effectiveness of the hormone (leptin) responsible for releasing the satiety signal that signals that we stop eating.
to know. According to a survey conducted by the British company Forza Supplements, for 26% of people who want to lose weight, alcohol accounts for half of the calories consumed during the week. Among them, 40% said they actually drank 1,000 calories of alcohol in one night.
Slimming: Which wine has the most calories?
Wines with the lowest calories: champagne and sparkling wine
Surprise: the wine with the lowest calories remains bubbly with "only" 80 calories for a 10ml flute. In the same calorie category, we can also talk about sparkling wines such as Crémant d'Alsace, Savoie or Bourgogne, Clairette de Die, Prosecco ...
Low-calorie: dry white wine
Dry white wine is an unsweetened wine: it has "only" 86 kcal per 100 ml, or roughly 107 kcal in a 12.5 ml "standard" glass. Behind this label are many white wines from Alsace such as Riesling, Bordeaux (Entre-Deux-Mers, for example) or Burgundy (Chablis, Bourgogne Aligoté ...) but also from Val-de- Loire (Sancerre or Muscadet). ) and the southwest and south.
Low-calorie: pink wine
Good news for fans of "Rose in the Summer": a glass of rose wine contains as many calories as a glass of dry white wine, or 86 calories per 100 ml. Thus, a glass of rose wine (such as Cabernet d'Anjou or Côtes de Provence) contains "only" 107 kcal.
Good Calories: Red wine
Contrary to constant prejudice, red wine has a lot more calories than white wine - but only when the latter is dry! Thus, 100 ml of red wine has an average of 89 calories. A cup (12.5 ml) of Beaujoli, red burgundy, red Bordeaux, red Anjou... displays approximately 111 calories.
Very high in calories: sweet white wine and natural sweet wine
These are the underperformers in the ranking: sweet white wines (like the famous Sauternes or Monbazillac) provide an average of 100kcal per 100ml, making a glass (12.5ml) at around 125kcal, while sweet natural wines (like like Muscat or panyoles) leads at an average of 150 calories per 100 ml - that's a bill of about 187 calories for a 12.5 ml glass!
in a summary? When trying to lose a few pounds, it is best to reduce your daily alcohol consumption. We are content with a glass from time to time (with friends, in the restaurant...) and exchange our favorite glass of wine for a lighter drink - eg: iced drenched, homemade lemonade, homemade syrup, citrus juice...
be careful ! As an aperitif, alcohol isn't the only 'skinny threat': you should also be wary of peanuts (handful = about 20 grams = about 119 calories, which equals an extra glass of wine!), salted pistachios (small handful) 20 grams = about 123 kcal) or potato chips (20g of potatoes = 107 kcal).