Beer or Wine for The Weight Conscious

We’ve all heard that drinking wine or beer in moderation is good for your health, helping your heart and lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes and gallstones.

Regardless of what you eat or drink, too many calories will cause you to gain weight. It’s important to know the calorie count of your favourite wines and beers so that you can make the right choice if you’re watching your weight.

Here are few rules to remember if you’re ever in doubt,

  • Stick to white wine if you’re trying to keep the calories down. A glass of white wine usually has 121 calories.
  • Red wine is a little higher in calories, averaging 125 calories per glass but it is better for your heart health.
  • Regular beer is the highest in calories. Light beer is the lowest at 103 calories per serving.