By Sarah Davis
When it comes to losing weight, or attempting to just keep yourself at the weight you are currently at, you will invariably receive a wide range of advice on how to do this. Keep away from sweets; don’t eat any carbs; make sure you exercise at least four times a week. The more research you do, the more you will see conflicting reports upon what you need to do.
Invariably, you will see an assortment of articles which will tell you that you should avoid wine if you are attempting to lose weight. These reports will point to the high amount of calories in wine, especially calories which these reports will say come from sugar. So the question is just how many calories in a glass of wine are there, and are these calories derived from sugar?
On average, whether you have a standard red or white glass of wine, there are 25 calories per one ounce of wine. When you think about an average glass of wine containing five ounces, this means you will consume 125 calories within any glass. Although this is not a nominal amount, it is not an exorbitant amount of calories either.
Another thing to consider is that these calories are not sugar based. For those who do not know much about the wine making process, when a wine is cultivated, sugar is involved in the process. Sugar is used to help regulate the amount of alcohol within any bottle of wine; the higher the amount of alcohol, the more sugar which was used to make the wine. However, during the fermentation process, all of the sugar is burned off. Therefore, there is no sugar within your bottle of wine, so you do not have to worry about added sugar within your wine. The only time this is not the case is when you are drinking some dessert wines, as they do add a minimal amount of sugar in after the fermentation process to add to the sweetness.
Overall, no matter what kind of wine you are drinking, the amount of calories is fairly consistent throughout all of them. Whether it is a white or a red wine, or if it is a dry or sweet wine, they will all average 25 calories per ounce. Now that you know how many calories in wine there actually are, you can moderately pour yourself the right amount of wine with any meal. You can use this knowledge to assure yourself you will not upset the diet you are on by enjoying a glass of wine.