Article last updated by Yvette Brazier on Wed 13 December 2017.
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If beer is not your drink of choice, you can use this calorie calculator provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to work out how many calories alcohol adds to your diet. However, even the lower-fat options are no replacement for calories consumed from sources that also provide nutritional benefit.
Rachel Johnson, a spokesperson for the American Heart Association (AHA), shared the following with MNT: Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one single source of calories in the American diet and account for about half of all added sugars that people consume.
A 250-calorie chocolate bar actually contains 250,000 calories.
The United States government states that the average man needs 2,700 kcal per day and the average woman needs 2,200 kcal per day.
One recent study showed that drinking more than one sugar-sweetened beverage a day increases your risk of high blood pressure.
Alcohol can also contribute empty calories to the diet. There are ways of sourcing products with less solid fat or empty sugars.
One normal serving of beer can add 153 kcal to a person's intake for the day. Rather than choosing the standard hot dog or a fatty cheese, for example, a person could choose low-fat options for either.
All references are available in the References tab. Retrieved from https://gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db71Get the facts: Sugar-sweetened beverages and consumption. Retrieved from https://gov/nutrition/data-statistics/How many calories does physical activity use (burn)?
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