From: firstname.lastname@example.org(Steven B. Harris)
Subject: Re: Carbohydrates
Date: 4 Dec 1998 06:47:05 GMT
In <F3FFwr.4Gw@midway.uchicago.edu> email@example.com writes:
>In article <3664013A.45DC@erols.com>, "David L. Rosen"
>> Question: does alcohol have a caloric content in terms of our
>>metabolism? Can we metabolize alcohol to get energy?
>Of course. Quite well.
>>The reason I wonder is that I find the strongest drinks usually have the
>>most calories. I don't know if this is residual sugar or the alcohol.
>Primarily the alcohol.
True enough for strong (distilled) drinks, but in beer, a large
fraction of the calories are in starches. The so-called "Lite beers"
don't cut calories by taking out alcohol.