Christmas, summer, weekends, holidays, long weekends, vacations, going out with friends, family reunions, going out after work, etc. Any time is a good excuse to have a beer or a glass of wine, this is why we wanted to know which of the two options makes you fatter and the truth is that we were a bit surprised.
Beer is called, pint, blonde, beer, cane, etc. and to the wine, only wine, either white or red. Beer is another daily drink and wine is usually drunk on special occasions, although in reality, each one will have their customs and tastes.
Be that as it may, it is interesting to know how many calories a standard beer has and how many calories a glass of wine has. To do this, you have to crumble two things, the first, the amount of each drink and the alcohol in each glass.
The amount of alcohol is the key
As a spoiler, we will say that it is more common to drink several beers in an afternoon than several glasses of wine, so the fame of beer comes by itself. A standard can of beer has around 333 ml of content and that means it has an alcohol volume of 5%. This is multiplied by the density of the alcohol (0.8 gr / ml) and gives us about 4 grams of alcohol for every 100 ml of beer.
1 gram of alcohol is equivalent to 7 kilocalories, therefore, a 333 ml can gives us 28 kilocalories for every 100 ml of drink, in total there are about 92.4 kilocalories for each can. What happens is that when we go to a bar, they don’t put a can, but a bottle and that usually has a measurement of 200 ml, therefore, between 50 and 60 kilocalories are calculated.
With regard to wine, it is believed that it is much healthier, and it certainly is, both have benefits, the bad thing is alcohol, which negatively affects our body. It should be a very sporadic and very responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.
A glass of wine usually contains 125 ml of wine, either white or red, and to make the calculations we know that in 100 ml of wine there is 14% by volume of alcohol and the density of the alcohol is 0.8 grams / ml. We also know that 1 gram of alcohol is equivalent to 7 kilocalories, therefore, the 14ml x 0.8 gr / ml gives us about 11.2 grams of alcohol per 100 ml glass of wine.
That is, in a glass we have almost 79 kilocalories for only 100 ml of wine . In conclusion, wine has more calories and would make you fatter. What happens is that it is more common to have several beers in an afternoon than several glasses of wine, so, by quantity, beer makes you fatter.
Wine is healthier
The benefits of wine are many and come from the grape. For example, red wine helps relieve stress; it also fights acne; acts as an antioxidant with all the cells of our body; helps improve our mood, etc.
Despite their benefits, they can also affect our sleep, and if we consume alcohol, it also affects our body, such as the liver and kidneys. In addition, they are drinks with sugars, so, if we are diabetic, we should not have many glasses of wine.
For example, red wine has the least sugar , followed by white wine, and sparkling wines contain the most sugar in a single glass.