Learn how many calories are in a glass of wine, a pint of beer or cider, a shot of spirits and other alcoholic drinks with our at-a-glance infographic.
Ever wondered how many calories are in one glass of wine? It might be more than you imagine. We've created an at-a-glance chart to show the calories in different alcoholic drinks, plus the food equivalent, so you can keep track of exactly how many calories you're drinking.
However, it's important to remember that an appropriate calorie intake is just one aspect of a healthy, balanced diet. While we've shown average food items as a comparison, you won't get the same nutrition from both – for example, we've compared the calories in an average shot of spirits with a banana, but the banana is, of course, the healthier option. Always drink responsibly and in moderation.
All calorie figures given are averages. Information sources: nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens and DrinkAware. For alcohol advice, including UK alcohol unit guidelines, information on how drink affects your health and much more, visit the DrinkAware website.
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This page was published on 12th December 2017.
A registered Nutritional Therapist, Kerry Torrens is a contributing author to a number of nutritional and cookery publications including BBC Good Food magazine. Kerry is a member of the The Royal Society of Medicine, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).
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