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Counting Calories In Drinks, Juices 'n Beverages

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Beverages are powerful Diet Tools! They can either make OR break your diet. Although juices are packed with nutrients essential to our daily dietary requirements, while dieting your better choice may be the fruit of the vine rather than its juiced-up version. An apple will leave your tum feeling fuller while providing more fiber and tummy activity. Go very easy OR not at all, on the Spirits. Specialty Spirit Calories

Beverage

Serving

Nutrition Notes

Calories

Ale

12 ounces

Do not drink and operate heavy diet machinery.

156

Apple Juice-Unsweetened

1 cup

Low in fat and sodium.  Good source of iron and potassium.  Freeze apple juice to make tasty sweet frozen pops.

117

Beer-Light

12 ounces

Practice safe drinking.

103

Beer-Regular

12 ounces

Practice safe drinking.

153

Brandy

1 Jigger

Practice safe drinking.

100

Carrot Juice

1 cup

Nutritional powerhouse; contains over 400% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A. Good source of Vitamin C.  May help kidney stones from forming.

94

Club Soda

1 cup

Zingy, void of fat, sugar, cholesterol and alcohol.

0

Champagne

1 cup

Most all of the varieties of sparkling wines contain about 200 calories per glass.  Take heed that alcohol is addictive.

200

Cocoa-Homemade

1 cup with skim milk

Source of calcium. Calories vary per recipe.

135

Coffee

1 cup

Caffeine rich - about 102 mg per serving.  Wait 1 hour after eating before enjoying a cup of coffee or you will cut iron absorption in the body up to 40%.  Coffee also renders the B vitamin inactive.

 

2

Cola

1 cup

Contains 9 teaspoons of sugar with no nutritional value.

136

Cranberry Juice Cocktail

1 cup

High in Vitamin C; may alleviate urinary track infections.

137

Cream Soda

12 Ounces

High in sugar; may contain salicylate.

189

Diet Soda

1 cup

Avoid if you have kidney issues.

0

Eggnog

1 cup

High in fat and calories.

343

Ginger Ale

12 ounces

Contains 7 teaspoons of sugar per serving and may contribute to tooth rot.

124

Gin - 100 proof

1 Jigger

Do not drink and operate heavy diet machinery.

82

Grape Soda

12 ounces

Moderate sodium content; sugar rich.

160

Grape Juice

1 cup

Contains some potassium.

154

Grapefruit Juice, White

1 cup

Great source for Vitamin C.

115

Kahlua

1 Jigger

Do not drink and operate heavy diet machinery.

159

Lemonade-Sweetened

6 fluid ounces

High in sugar but also high in Vitamin C.

395

Lemon-lime Soda - SPRITE

12 ounces

Contains 9 teaspoons of sugar per serving with no nutritional value.

148

Malted Milk

1 cup

Calories based on mix prepared with whole milk. High in sodium and fat.

228

Orange Juice

1 cup

Fantastic source of Vitamin C.

105

Orange Soda

12 ounces

High in sugar and pricey in the calorie arena.

179

Papaya Nectar

1 cup

Surprising source of iron.

142

Passion Fruit Juice

1 cup

Calories based on raw, purple passion-fruit juice. Low in calories; good source of Vitamin C.

126

Peach Nectar

1 cup

Good fiber source and Vitamin C.

134

Pineapple Juice

1 cup

Unsweetened- rich in Vitamin C.

132

Prune Juice

1 cup

Rich in fiber and iron.

182

Root Beer

12 ounces

Contains high amount of sugar.

152

Rum - 100 proof

1 Jigger

Do not drink and operate heavy diet machinery.

82

Tonic Water

12 fluid ounces

Avoid if allergic to salicylate.

124

Tea

1 cup

Contains about 1/2 the caffeine as coffee.  Acts as a diuretic; interferes with absorption of iron in the body.

2

Tea-Herbal

1 cup

Caffeine free.

2

Tomato Juice

1 cup

Good source of Vitamin C.

41

Scotch

1 Jigger

Do not drink and operate heavy diet machinery.

107

Sports Drink - Gatorade

1 cup

Low in calories; helps replace electrolytes.

63

Vegetable Juice

1 cup

Great source of Vitamin C.

46

Vodka - 100 proof

1 Jigger

Do not drink and operate heavy diet machinery.

82

Water

1 cup

Body booster!

0

Whiskey - 100 proof

1 Jigger

Do not drink and operate heavy diet machinery.

82

Wine-Red Table Wine

5 ounces

Wine has been linked with beneficial health results when consumed in moderation.

125

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