Ingredients in some foods
This is just a brief article highlighting some compounds in alcoholic beverages.
Amino acids ("… build skeletal muscle, which means it [sake] can prevent osteoporosis.")
WHISKY (AND WHISKEY):
Ellagic acid (antioxidant)
Absorbs harmful phenolic compounds
“A single serving contains less than 100 calories and has no fat.”
SCOTCH WHISKY and some AMERICAN WHISKEY:
Caramel coloring, aka E150a.
A lady 112 years young in England has consumed a dram of Famous Grouse Scotch whisky nightly for 62 years.
Resveratrol (red wine)
“The protective effect of moderate alcohol consumption proven in epidemiology is on cardiovascular disease, AND NOT ON CANCER,” [emphasis added] said lead author Dirk Lachenmeier, an epidemiologist at the Dresden University of Technology. The study is slated for publication in the International Journal of Cancer.
ETHANOL AND ACETALDEHYDE:
“The major risk in alcoholic beverages derives from ethanol and acetaldehyde.”
“Our survey of about 500 products showed that only 1.8% of the samples had formaldehyde levels above the WHO IPCS tolerable concentration. A 60 kg person would need to consume 0.8 L of alcohol at 14.37 mg/L daily to exceed the US EPA RfD of 0.2 mg/kg bodyweight/day, which is extremely unlikely even in this worst-case scenario. While a more detailed population based risk assessment is needed, which also should include other foods, we preliminarily conclude that formaldehyde is unlikely to pose an additional risk for the alcohol drinking population.”
ALCOHOL AND CALORIES
“Depending on the alcohol content of a particular wine (ABV), the calorie count is easily calculated; i.e. 14% ABV wine in a 5 ounce pour contains (Formula: 160 calories x 14% x 5 oz =) 112 calories. If the wine has a lower ABV, then the calories will be lower. An official serving of wine is considered to be 5 oz = 150 ml.”
15% alcohol, 30 proof, has 60 calories per 1.5oz. serving.
80 PROOF HARD LIQUORS:
Most 80 proof hard liquors have around 100 calories per 1.5 oz. serving.
“…, when it comes to alcohol and weight gain, there is an indirect way that alcohol can make you gain weight. [Alcohol] is an appetite stimulant, so you may be more likely to eat more and also make poorer food choices if you’re drinking.”
“Alcohol switches the brain into starvation mode, increasing hunger and appetite, scientists have discovered. In tests on mice, alcohol activated the brain signals that tell the body to eat more food. … It would explain why many people say they eat more when they have had a few drinks.” …Jan 10, 2017.