Saturday, June 21, 2014

Alcohol and Low Carb Diets - Good News!

Alcohol starts out as carbohydrate. Wine, light beer, and spirits begin as grapes, grains, or even potatoes. Because alcohol starts out as carbohydrate, many people mistakenly believe that it will cause a spike in blood sugar. 

When wine, light beer, and spirits are being made, carbohydrate grams are chemically altered during fermentation or distillation. After fermentation or distillation, the body will process alcohol similar to the way it metabolizes fat ; causing no major spike in blood sugar.

Always consult with your health care provider if 1-2 alcohol containing drinks are safe based on your individual medical conditions and medications.