Low Calorie Wine

Wine For Health

LOW CALORIE WINE - does it matter?

Low calories should be a concern to everyone, but not everyone is concerned about calories. You think of calories in terms of food intake, too much beer, candies, cookies, all these things are on your no–no list. Yet, at the end of the day, sitting back, feet up relaxing you might think nothing of taking a glass of wine, or two. People say that red is the best for you. If you are really being conscientious about calories and you enjoy that glass of wine, it is possible to get low calorie wine.

So research says, the drier the wine, the lower the calories. I suppose the lack of sugar in dry wine makes for less calories. A glass of red wine, Cabernet for instance, 4 ounces will get you about 106 calories, medium rose is about 100, it isn’t much different for the same quantity of white wine give or take a calorie or two. But then of course you have to consider, the sweeter the fatter!

From another point of view, red wine contains a lot of antioxidants and is said to prevent heart attacks, and helps other cardio vascular diseases. Antioxidants are also good for many other medical, so you may want to consider that when making your decisions.

Calories in white wine could be slightly less than those in the red. The lighter the wine the fewer the calories, and the thrill of drinking a 4 ounce glass of bubbly is worth 80 calories or thereabouts. White Zinfandel is about 112 calories. There are several brands of low calorie wine; the secret to this is picking the grapes before they are completely ripe when they hold less sugar, calorie content for this type wine is around 82 calories.

If you enjoy the light feeling you get from wine, you would be adverse to cutting down the alcohol content, but the less alcohol the less calories. Wine does not make you fat, eating wrong and being sedentary is inclined to make you weigh more rather than drinking a couple of glasses of wine each evening, or on other occasions when you decide to indulge.

Going for dinner could be difficult if you are in earnest about low calorie wine; most eateries don’t cater to low calorie wine. Some higher end restaurants will stock low calorie wine as they cater to higher class clientele, but at that stage you will no doubt pay the price. But if you are in this type of restaurant in the first place, obviously the price doesn’t count.

When all is said and done, for the amount of difference low calorie wine makes, why go to all the trouble of finding it? Well, there is one good reasons I suppose. The lower the calories means the lower the alcohol. With this in mind you can still enjoy the taste of good wine without getting inebriated.