January 2007

Ask Beau - "If I Drink Sake Will I Get Fat?"

Posted by admin in 2007, Ask Beau, January, Newsletter

Well I knew this question was coming - just surprised that it took so long to get to AskBeau. Appropriately this query comes from Los Angeles, where weight is a hefty topic. David G. from Santa Monica asked:

"If I drink sake rather than beer and wine is it better for my waist line?"

Beau Timken

David this question is better suited for the "True Sake Newsletter Light - The Newsletter For a Healthier Life." But since you asked here I will gladly confirm what you already know to a degree.

I think even breathing air puts on weight these days. I am waiting for some smart business guy to develop "Air-Light" - "The Oxygen System with 1/3 The Calories of Regular Air." This is not far off. The bottom line is that all alcoholic beverages are bad for the figure, and your specific objective is to enjoy the lesser of all the evils if pounds weigh heavy on your mind.

Right to the point shall we?

In a 3.3oz pour:

  • Sake = 105 calories
  • Beer = 50 calories
  • Wine = 90 calories
  • Whiskey = 230 calories

In the same size pour (3.3oz) there are 5 grams of sugar, the Fat is less than 0.1 grams, and there is 0.5 grams of Protein.

All booze is a sin when watching the waist, so with that in mind let sake be your vice!

Please send your sake specific questions to askbeau2 @ truesake.com. (This address is not for general questions and I only review the questions once per month. All correspondence should use info @ truesake.com.)

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