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Alcoholic beverage, distilled, whiskey, 86 proof
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Whisky Glycemic index (GI)

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Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan by Victoria Mazmanyan | Last updated on March 20, 2021
Education: General Medicine at YSMU

Whisky contains very few carbohydrates, only 0.1g in a 100g serving. Because of this, the calculation of the glycemic index of whisky is exceedingly challenging. All the same, whisky’s glycemic index is assumed to be very low.

The glycemic index of whisky alone may be low, but mixing it with other beverages is a different story. Drinks, such as whisky with apple juice and old fashioned, have moderate to high glycemic indices.

Moderate alcohol consumption has been associated with a reduced incidence of type 2 diabetes. Long-term alcohol is correlated with improved glycemic control due to improved insulin sensitivity. However, at the same time, binge drinking increases the risk of diabetes (1).

In contrast to the previous research, one study has questioned whether moderate alcohol consumption has any beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity (2).

Light, but not heavy drinking, has also been researched to have preventive effects on atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetic patients (3).

In summary, whisky has a very low glycemic index, and its moderate but not heavy consumption may have beneficial effects for people with diabetes.

References

  1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/4518473
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2676844/
  3. https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/25/7/1223
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: March 20, 2021

Important nutritional characteristics for Whisky

Whisky
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
0 (low)
Insulin index ⓘ
N/A
Calories
250
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols
0.1 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 fl oz (27.8 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
0.1 (neutral)
64% Alcohol
62% Calories
26% Net carbs
25% Sugar
25% Carbs
Explanation: The given food contains more Alcohol than 64% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Alcohol than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Calories, Net carbs, Sugar, and Carbs.

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 0% 1% 0% 2% 1% 0% 1% 5% 2% 0% 0%
Calcium: 0 mg of 1,000 mg 0%
Iron: 0.02 mg of 8 mg 0%
Magnesium: 0 mg of 420 mg 0%
Phosphorus: 3 mg of 700 mg 0%
Potassium: 1 mg of 3,400 mg 0%
Sodium: 0 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0.02 mg of 11 mg 0%
Copper: 0.014 mg of 1 mg 2%
Manganese: 0.008 mg of 2 mg 0%
Selenium: 0 µg of 55 µg 0%
Choline: 0 mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

Manganese
0.008 mg
TOP 93%
Copper
0.014 mg
TOP 94%
Iron
0.02 mg
TOP 96%
Phosphorus
3 mg
TOP 96%
Zinc
0.02 mg
TOP 97%
Potassium
1 mg
TOP 98%
Selenium
0 µg
TOP 100%
Sodium
0 mg
TOP 100%
Magnesium
0 mg
TOP 100%
Calcium
0 mg
TOP 100%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A: 0 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : 0 mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.008 mg of 1 mg 1%
Vitamin B2: 0.001 mg of 1 mg 0%
Vitamin B3: 0.05 mg of 16 mg 0%
Vitamin B5: 0 mg of 5 mg 0%
Vitamin B6: 0 mg of 1 mg 0%
Folate: 0 µg of 400 µg 0%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin B1
0.008 mg
TOP 94%
Vitamin B3
0.05 mg
TOP 94%
Vitamin B2
0.001 mg
TOP 96%
Vitamin A
0 IU
TOP 100%
Vitamin C
0 mg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%
Folate
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B5
0 mg
TOP 100%

Macronutrients chart

64% 36%
Protein:
Daily Value: 0%
0 g of 50 g
0%
Fats:
Daily Value: 0%
0 g of 65 g
0%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 0%
0.1 g of 300 g
0%
Water:
Daily Value: 3%
63.9 g of 2,000 g
3%
Other:
36 g

Fiber content ratio for Whisky

0.1%
Sugar: 0.1 g
Fiber: 0 g
Other: 0 g

All nutrients for Whisky per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 74% 0.1g 541.7 times less than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 0% 100% 0g N/A Broccoli
Fats 0% 100% 0g N/A Cheese
Carbs 0% 75% 0.1g 281.7 times less than Rice Rice
Calories 13% 38% 250kcal 5.3 times more than Orange Orange
Sugar N/A 75% 0.1g 89.7 times less than Coca-Cola Coca-Cola
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A Orange
Calcium 0% 100% 0mg N/A Milk
Iron 0% 96% 0.02mg 130 times less than Beef Beef
Magnesium 0% 100% 0mg N/A Almond
Phosphorus 0% 96% 3mg 60.7 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 0% 98% 1mg 147 times less than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 0% 100% 0mg N/A White Bread
Zinc 0% 97% 0.02mg 315.5 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 2% 94% 0.01mg 10.1 times less than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin C 0% 100% 0mg N/A Lemon
Vitamin B1 1% 94% 0.01mg 33.3 times less than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 0% 96% 0mg 130 times less than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 0% 94% 0.05mg 191.5 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0% 100% 0mg N/A Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0% 100% 0mg N/A Oat
Folate 0% 100% 0µg N/A Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A Pork
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A Egg
Trans Fat N/A 100% 0g N/A Margarine
Saturated Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 100% 0g N/A Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 100% 0g N/A Walnut

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 0mg 0%

Iron 0mg 0%

Potassium 1mg 0%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
ok
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
Source
No Trans Fats
ok
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
Source
Low in Saturated Fats
ok
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
Source
Low in Sodium
ok
 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
Source
Low in Sugars
ok
 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
Source

Whisky nutrition infographic

Whisky nutrition infographic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174819/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.