We all like the occasional glass of red and for many of us liquid calories are not thought of as food, but did you know that 2 x 150 ml glasses of wine is equivalent in energy to nearly 3 slices of bread or 2 x 375 ml stubbie equates to just over 3.5 slices of bread. Alcohol contains almost as much energy as fat, with 27 KJ per gram compared to 37 KJ per gram of fat.
Dry July is underway raising money for cancer research and is a great time to re-evaluate our alcohol intake. Alcohol provides empty kilo-joules and is a major contributor to chronic health conditions. Consider keeping 2-3 days alcohol free in the week to benefit your liver and your waistlines!
For more information and nutritional advise call Inform Physio + Fitness today and book in to see our Dietitian Victoria Walker