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How Many Carbs In Tequila?

Health experts recommend people stay away from alcohol when trying to lose weight. Alcohol can have a lot of empty calories that can contribute to your expanding waistline. Tequila is one of the most popular hard alcohols used in a variety of alcoholic drinks. So how many carbs in Tequila are there? Lets take a look at the facts to find out.

Many hard alcohols are carb free, but tequila is not one of them. One shot (1.5 ounces) of tequila actually has 8 grams of carbs in it. That is quite a lot for a hard alcohol. There are also 105 calories in a 1.5 ounce shot. That makes tequila as one of the most high calorie alcohols on the market. And to make matters worse, tequila is often mixed in high carb, high calorie mixers such as syrups and sodas. Its not unheard of for a mixed drink using tequila to have 400-500 calories in it.

When drinking tequila, make sure to use no calorie and no carb mixers such as diet soda or tonic water. Regardless, be sure to keep the tequila consumption to a minimum because of the high calorie and carb levels. If you are on a low carb diet you should be able to enjoy a couple of drinks per week provided they are on the rocks or mixed with the right type of beverages that add no calories or carbs. Knowing how many carbs in tequila there are will help you stay on the right path.

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