Nov 23 2009

Does Wine Make You Fat?

Published by at 5:50 pm under Wine Health Benefits

Although wine doesn’t contain any fat, it does contain calories. Too many calories daily can lead to weight gain.

With more and more studies showing the benefits of red vino, people are consuming more wine than ever.

Let’s remember that too much wine can be bad. Men should only have about 2 glasses a day at most and women should have no more than 1 daily. Remember, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol can increase the risk of breast cancer in women.

A glass of wine is around 100 calories. If you usually get 1800 calories a day and you add two glasses a night, you will push you consumption to 2000 calories a day. This jump may be significant enough to add a few pounds to your weight.

Research has shown that drinking alcohol can increase the fat in the abdominal area, hence the term “beer belly.”

So yes, vino can cause you to pack on a little weight if you drink too much. If you keep your consumption to 1-2 glasses a day, you will most likely not gain much weight, if any at all.

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