The Hidden Sugar Within Your Choice Of Alcoholic Drinks

Did you know that alcohol such as real ale and gin and tonics can contain large amounts of sugar? A pint of real ale contains up to nine teaspoons of sugar which is far more than the recommended daily amount for an adult. Sugar is very current in the news and not just with adults, with children too. Sugar is becoming the new tobacco and we need to be aware of how much we are consuming as it can affect your health in a negative way. Here are some more drinks with high sugar content -

HOW MUCH IS IN YOUR DRINK? (In teaspoons) 

Pint of real ale: 9
Pint of Guinness or stout: 5
Pint of premium lager 3.5
568ml bottle of Magners pear cider 8.5
Pint of Strongbow dry cider 3.5
175ml glass of mulled wine 11 
175ml glass of medium sweet wine 2.5
Vodka and Red Bull 
Gin and tonic 5.5 
Vodka and Coca Cola 6.5 
Sambuca shot 4
Amaretto shot 
50ml glass of Baileys 2.5 
50ml glass of Port 3
50ml glass of sweet sherry 2
Smirnoff Ice 7.5
Barcardi Breezer 5.25

Vodka, gin and whiskey all contain little amounts of sugar until you top them up with a fizzy drink like coke or lemonade. My advice, if you are going to drink, stick to one of these and use a soda with some lime.

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Reference - Daily Mail - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2551957/Nine-teaspoons-sugar-just-pint-real-ale-The-hidden-amounts-contained-alcoholic-drinks.html

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Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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