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Nutritional content in alcohol is empty and therefore has no value to your health. The best you can do is to quit

Nutritional content in alcohol: Empty calories and weight gain

The role of alcohol addiction in malnutrition and liver intoxication is purely based on the nutritional content or value of alcohol if any. Experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD are in agreement that the water forms the greatest content of alcohol, followed by pure alcohol also known as ethanol and inconstant quantities of sugar (carbohydrates). The other content of alcohol like proteins, vitamin, and minerals are usually very negligible. And since these nutrients are considered negligible leaving water and ethanol as the main factors, alcoholic beverages nutritional value are seen as empty calories. This therefore means that, any calories provided by alcoholic beverages are derived from the carbohydrates and alcohol they contain.

Nutritional content in alcohol: Alcohol derived calories

Any excess consumption of alcohol–derived calories can have less biologic value than carbohydrate–derived calories, as was established in a study where two groups of participants who received balanced diets containing equal numbers of calories. In one of the groups, 50 percent ofnutritiona total calories were derived from carbohydrates, whereas in the other group the calories were derived from alcohol. The study participants were observed on the metabolic ward of a hospital during the experiments. The quantity of alcohol administered did not exceed the amount routinely consumed by these volunteers.

Although all participants received the same number of calories, those in the alcohol group exhibited a decline in body weight compared with those in the carbohydrate group. Moreover, when the participants received additional calories in the form of alcohol, they did not experience any corresponding weight gain. This suggests that some of the energy contained in alcohol is “lost” or “wasted” meaning, it is not valuable to the body for producing or maintaining body mass.

Finally, it is now evident that alcoholic beverages nutritional values are not what users would want us to believe. Couple with that, users of alcohol often abuse the drink to the extent that they forget to take care of themselves by way of even feeding themselves. This practice is very dangerous and has landed many into the state of serious malnutrition. If this habit is not dealt with, we will be losing many of these people to alcohol. Therefore having read through this article about alcohol beverages nutritional value, you may want to evaluate yourself and see if this article is describing any of your situations or that of a loved one. If the answer is yes, then you need to seek for help immediately today by scheduling for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury MD who is an addiction expert and also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, to take you through the healing process in the most healthy and professional way. And as you consider doing that, we are not done with this discussion, and therefore join us in the next article as we continue unlocking all the facts about alcohol addiction and its role in malnutrition and liver intoxication.

Nutritional content in alcohol: Empty calories and weight gain