Low Calorie Wines
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Our list of the lower calorie wines.....
Looking for wine lowest in calories? Check out our Wine Chart below.
Take note that wine has some healthy heart benefits but there is of course a negative where any food or beverage contains alcohol, which is a potentially addictive drug.
While the Mediterranean Diet embraces the beverage and typically experience less health woes in the area of coronary artery disease, their risk of stroke is significantly higher than found in other cultures.
More Beverage for Less Calories
The lower calorie wine list below is based on a five ounce serving - which is an ounce shy of three-fourths of a cup and an ounce above one-half a cup. It's right there in the middle of three-fourths and one-half.
This said, five ounces isn't a significant serving size. One cup of fat reduced milk can be enjoy for about 80 to 110 calories, depending upon the brand purchased. And for 100 calories, two servings of TROP50 orange juice can be enjoyed for a skinny 100 calories. Two servings equals sixteen ounces - more than triple the serving size of the wines below, and yet containing far less calories.
Calorie Comparison for Wine
Caloric values add up quickly, particularly in the environment in which this alcohol-based beverage is generally served - at parties, weddings, celebrations and fine dining events.
Rarely do people stick to one five-ounce serving. They tend to have two and possibly three. Let's see how quickly the caloric values increase when we take the wine lowest in caloric content - and the one that is highest and place them at two 8-ounce serving sizes.
Carignane Red Table Wine contains 112 calories per 5 ounces. When two 8-ounce glasses are consumed the caloric value spikes to 358. An eight-ounce serving of regular soda contains less.
Late Harvest White Table Wine contains 175 calories per 5 ounces. When we have two 8-ounces glasses of wine, the calorie values increase to 560 calories.
Another thing to take into account is that one of the highest calorie beverages is good old-fashioned egg nog. Dieters as well as non-dieters alike tend to gasp when this common holiday beverage is mentioned in the same sentence as 'weight loss'.
However, an entire 8 ounce glass of reduced-fat egg nog can be enjoyed for less calories than the Late Harvest White Table Wine. In fact, we'd have enough calories left over to enjoy a nice piece of freshfruits - such as a serving of grapes.