For people following a low carb diet it is essential to track the number of carbs consumed on a daily basis. Alcohol is one of those hidden beverages that you might not think about, but should because of the calorie content. But just how many carbs are in vodka?
The answer is zero carbs in vodka. But that can be misleading because the calories in alcohol are empty and can be converted into fat very easily making the effects just the same as consuming carbs. Another aspect to take into consideration if you’re watching carbs is what you’re mixing your vodka with. Vodka drinks are often mixed with sugary syrups, sodas and other liquids that are very high in carbohydrates. For example, mixing an ounce of vodka, which already has 70 calories in it, with one can of lemon lime soda adds approximately seven teaspoons of sugar! There goes your low carb diet.
You can still enjoy a vodka drink on occasion, but it’s best to either have it on the rocks or mix it with diet soda. Most health experts recommend you drink no more than 1-3 alcoholic drinks per week if you are trying to lose weight. That’s because the calorie content adds up and the alcohol has absolutely no nutritional value. So while there are no carbs in vodka, you still need to be aware of what you’re mixing it with while limiting consumption.
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