Two glasses of wine have more calories than a burger

Two glasses of wine have more calories than a burger

Two glasses of wine contain more calories than a burger: a bottle of plock can contain up to 59g of sugar, analysis shows

  • Just two glasses of wine can contain more calories than a McDonald’s burger.
  • The researchers analyzed 30 bottles of red, white, rosé, fruit and sparkling wine.
  • They found that a bottle can contain up to 59 grams of sugar and 598 calories.
  • Meanwhile, a McDonald’s hamburger contains half that amount, for a total of 250 calories.

Most of us try to stick to lean, nutritious foods while watching our weight.

But all this hard work could be nullified by holding a bottle of wine with your free hand.

That’s because just two glasses can contain more calories than a McDonald’s hamburger, as well as nearly an entire day’s recommended sugar intake, research shows.

The researchers analyzed 30 bottles of red, white, rosé, fruit and sparkling wine from ten of the UK’s leading wine brands.

They found that a bottle can contain up to 59 grams of sugar and 598 calories. Only every fifth wine had a calorie value on the label.

Sugar content is not displayed – information is required for all soft drinks. The British Alcohol Health Alliance, which commissioned analysis from an independent lab, is now calling for improved alcohol labeling.

Two glasses of wine have more calories than a burger That's because just two glasses can contain more calories than a McDonald's burger, and the recommended sugar intake for almost an entire day, research shows.

That’s because just two glasses can contain more calories than a McDonald’s hamburger, as well as nearly an entire day’s recommended sugar intake, research shows.

The alliance, which includes more than 60 organizations including the Royal Colleges of Medicine, said the lack of this information means drinkers are being “kept in the dark” about decisions affecting their health.

Government guidelines recommend that adults consume no more than 30 grams of added sugar per day. But it’s almost possible to beat that with just two medium glasses of some of the most popular wines.

This large amount of wine also contains more calories than a McDonald’s hamburger, which contains 250 calories.

It is noteworthy that less strong wines tend to contain the most sugar.

Just two medium glasses of some of the most popular wines contain more calories than a 250-calorie McDonald's hamburger.  Notably, less fortified wines tend to have the most sugar (image from file).

Just two medium glasses of some of the most popular wines contain more calories than a 250-calorie McDonald’s hamburger. Notably, less fortified wines tend to have the most sugar (image from file).

Alliance professor Sir Ian Gilmour said: “The current exemption of alcohol from food and beverage labeling rules is absurd.”

He noted that alcohol is associated with obesity and seven types of cancer. He said the planned government consultations on alcohol labeling that officials have pledged to hold in 2020 should be made public without delay.

Miles Beal of the Wine and Spirits Association said it would be better if the nutritional information was published online rather than on labels.

He said WSTA members are “committed to providing up-to-date and understandable health and content information.”

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