Monday, January 25, 2016

Diageo Offers a New Responsible Drinking Website

     Diageo has revamped the drink calculator on to their website that will help you understand what is going on with your body when you are drinking alcoholic beverages.   It deals with the what you are consuming and how it compares to the U.S, Dietary Guidelines, How long it will take for the alcohol to leave your system and how many calories you have consumed.

     This is a handy calculator that will hopefully enlighten people as to what they are facing when they drink.    The site now includes a breakdown of calories, carbohydrates and protein in all of Diageo’s products, as well as, for the first time, detailing saturated fat, sugar, caffeine and sodium content.

     “Anyone looking to watch their weight will find the reinvigorated Drinkiq site helpful for tracking calories and other important facts about alcohol,” said Barbara J. Moore, PHD, president and chief executive officer of Shape Up America!   “We applaud Diageo for its commitment to greater transparency and for providing consumers with essential nutrient, calorie and alcohol information about their drinks.
For instance here is the chart for Ron Zacapa Ron Solera 23 Years

Nutritional Information

Per Serveing  (1.5 oz) 40% abv
Alcohol  0.6 oz
Energy (KJ)  406
Energy (kcal)  97
Fat  0 g
Saturated Fat  0 g
Sodium 0 g

Protein  0 g
Carbohydrates 0.2 g
Sugars  0.2 g

Caffeine  0 mg
This is a helpful chart that give you an idea of what you are really consuming if you are interested.   Like other foods and beverages it becomes your choice to make if you use all of the information that is available to you.