There has been a rapid development of weight loss wine industry in recent years.
Due to the fact that 20% of the Americans stick to a diet, weight loss wine brands are rapidly developing in the United States. In particular, this is the type of wine many celebrities prefer, thus fueling the demand for it. The UK also has a thriving low-calorie and low-alcohol wine sector. However, low-alcohol wine with an alcohol content of 5.5% or less is classified as a wine drink rather than wine itself.
In order to weigh less, some choose consuming less alcohol and such drinks, while others opt for absolute detox and abstinence from alcohol. Due to the same celebrities most of us have heard of the magic effect of detox programs for getting a slimmer stomach. But detoxification doesn’t only mean a weight loss procedure. There is also detox from alcohol or drugs. They free the body from harmful substances and toxins contained in alcohol and drugs. For the rest there are still low-calorie wines.
So, what is the difference from ordinary wine? In order to understand how low-calorie wine contributes to weight loss, you need to make simple calculations. To find out how many calories wine contains, you should remember that one alcohol unit contains 56 calories. To calculate the number of units in the drink, you should multiply the volume (in ml) by alcohol content (in %) and then divide it by 1000. Thus, a 750 ml bottle of wine with an alcohol content of 13.5% has 750×13.5/1000=10,125 units of alcohol. This means that a bottle of white wine with the alcohol content of 13.5% contains approximately 560 calories (56 calories×10,125 alcohol units), i.e. about 112 calories per glass (in a 148 ml serving). It means saving only 12-17 calories per serving, so is it really worth it?