by in Health Tips February 7, 2018

I saw this article about alcohol and thought I would share it with you.

It is very clearly written and full of facts about how it affects many aspects of your body.

However what really caught my eye was the drink vs eating calorie visual, which was actually quite a shock to me.

One cocktail can have the same calories as one donut – one glass of champagne can have the same calories as a cup cake with icing – scary !!! And these are calories with no nutritional value.

Also it is interesting how the body has to prioritise the breakdown of alcohol over all the other macronutrients and how this can result in the body actually storing fat rather than burning it off. This fat is usually stored around the middle, the worst possible place for fat storage.

Anyway, hope you find it as interesting as I did and make sure you scroll down for the visual !