“Alcoholic drinks contain a lot of kilojoules and have no nutritional benefit.
It’s the alcohol itself that contains most of the kilojoules (aka calories), not the sugar or other carbs, despite what the alcohol industry advertises! Drinking alcohol can, over time, lead to weight gain. Cutting down or cutting out alcohol will help you avoid weight gain and improve your wellbeing.
Eating less or exercising more to compensate for the extra kilojoules in alcoholic drinks can put your mental and physical health at risk. To reduce your kilojoule intake, cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink rather than trying to offset the kilojoule load in other ways.”
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