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A Glass Of Wine Just As Calorific As a Doughnut?

Vivian KELLY
by Vivian KELLY Published on 31 October 2014
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It's Friday, which for us usually means a BIG glass of wine after work, but maybe these figures will change your mind. Doctors say a large glass of wine contains about 200 calories - the same amount of calories you get in a doughnut! Sob. But with most of us having NO clue what calories are in our drinks public health doctors are calling for change.

And with the UK being one of the most obese nations In. The. World. (with a 25 percent of adults classed as obese) this comes as no surprise . The worst part? Most people are completely unaware of it, which is why health experts are calling for calorie content labels on on alcohol STAT...

The drinks industry are open to the idea but warned that labelling drinks with units of alcohol is more important when making responsible decisions.

But who really takes into consideration how many units are in each glass of wine on a night out (usually we're guilty of far too many)? When it comes to calories, it may surprise them how much we might take it into consideration.

Check out some of these shocking food facts below...

  • A large 250ml glass of 8% wine is 170 calories
  • The same amount of 14% wine is 230 calories - as many calories as a cornetto ice cream!
  • A 275ml alcopop can be 170 calories
  • A pint of 4% beer is more than 180 calories - similar to a slice of pizza

Shocked by the stats? Here's what The Royal Society for Public Health have to say...

RSPH's chief executive, Shirley Cramer says, "Quite startling really - 80% of adults have no idea what the calorie count is in anything they're drinking and if they do think they have an idea they totally underestimate it anyway.

"It could help the nation's waistlines as well as probably reduce alcohol consumption."

Being informed consumer is the best way to make a choice. So why should alcohol products be exempt?

We're all for calorie content labelling, are you? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!

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