Best Wines to Drink if you want to Lose Weight this Summer (Additionally, how many calories you can expect per sips)
It is unfortunate that there aren’t many wine bottles that contain labels with the consumption amounts per glass. According to The American Institute for Cancer Research, they suggest that phytochemicals in wine (such as ellagic acid and resveratrol) can help prevent cancer formation and inflammation. Some research even shows that consuming alcohol in moderation can reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke and even death.
The sad fact is that when you’re trying to lose weight, sipping any kind of alcohol can ruin weight loss plans if you drink a lot of it.
“But it turns that you can have your glass and reach your goals too,” says Tanya Zuckerbrot, R.D., creator of the F-Factor Diet. She says that the key is moderation.
The FDA’s recommended alcohol consumption for women is up to one glass (or five ounces) per day. Five ounces of wine translates from 80 calories to 120 calories, but of course it depends on the region you live in. Technically speaking, one glass or two won’t ruin your body goals.
“Just treat it like any other indulgence by adding up your calories for the day or week to determine how much wiggle room you have and where wine can fit in,” says Zuckerbrot.
Zuckerbrot also says that she personally go for white wines because it contains low calories. White wines such as Chardonnay, Riesling, White Zinfandel, and Sauvignon Blanc. They are all under 85 calories, 2.6 carbs, and one gram of sugar. Sweet dessert wines have more than 14 carbs, eight grams of sugar, and 164 calories per glass, according to Zuckerbrot.
She also added that red wines are better, here are a few you can choose from Merlot, Pinto noir and Rose, which have less than three grams of carbs. One grams of sugar and 88 calories. Sherry or Marsala is recommended. They all have 14 carbs, eight grams of sugar, and 164 calories. Moderation is the answer to enjoying yourself and obtaining your body goals! Even though we sort of knew it.