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Re: alcohol

Hi Sally
>      Speaking of alcohol in cooking does anyone know which alcohol has the 
>      least calories/fat?? Are spirits better than wine??

Alcohol has no fat but at 7 k/cal per gram. Fat has 9 k/cal per gram 
and carbs have 4 k/cal per gram.

Alcohol makes the blood sugar rise very quickly and stops your liver 
from metabolising fat because the alcohol burns a hole in it so it 
stops what it is doing and repairs itself.

Wine is can be good for you if taken in moderation but an average 
bottle of wine can be about 15% VOL. Spirits are much higher in 
volume at 40% but you only use small amounts.