Date PostedJuly 9, 2016

How Many Calories In Your Favourite Drink?



I recently read an interesting post on about alcohol and its link to weight gain.

I was quite surprised to learn that its not that actual calories in most drinks that make you gain weight but rather the calories in the food we consume while drinking that contribute to weight gain.

Let me explain, according to the writer on the sugars found in the fruits and bases that make up many drinks are actually fermented and converted into alcohol, these calories are metabolised in the liver, before the  nutrients from food we consume is processed.

In other words, while we burn the alcohol in our drinks, calories consumed in food such as snacks, fried foods etc. are more likely to be stored. This is what causes weight gain.

Drinks like bourbon and coke are high in sugar so they are extra bad for your weight.

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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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