DIETITIAN MONIQUE PIDERIT INSPECTS THE CALORIES IN ALCOHOL
Per glass, both red wine and white wine have the same number of kilojoules. The only difference is that red wine is rich in antioxidants from the red grape skins used to make it.
1 flute of champagne, 340ml beer or cider, 1 medium glass (150ml) of dry red and white wine, 2 white wine spritzers, a double tot (30ml) of tequila, brandy, gin, vodka or whiskey all equal 500 kJ.
Just like sugarsweetened drinks, mixers contain more calories and are the equivalent of 8 teaspoons of sugar per drink.
Use lower or kilojoule-free mixers like sugar-free fizzy drinks, sparkling water, soda or mineral water to mix. Tonic Water won’t help with weight loss.